Medical nutrition

Recovery after illness

The need for an effective nutritional support after illness has never been greater. The growing elderly population is at especially high risk of long hospital stays and increased risk of mortality due to protein malnutrition. As one effective solution to address this global health challenge, Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a unique whey protein concentrate, Lacprodan® DI-7017. This 100% whey-based ingredient is suitable for formulating highly nutritious UHT stable sip feeds. Until recently, nutritional supplementation with dairy proteins primarily included caseinates. However, there is a growing move towards use of whey protein supplementation as a result of a decade of extensive international research. This research has documented the excellent nutritional quality of whey protein, and that whey protein intake results in a superior muscle protein synthesis rate. This makes whey protein a very interesting component in medical nutrition products. However, it has been very difficult to produce whey based UHT stable drinks at neutral pH since regular whey protein will form a gel under these processing conditions.

The novel whey protein ingredient, Lacprodan® DI-7017, is UHT-stable at neutral pH and furthermore provides several nutritional benefits for patients recovering after illness.

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