Frailty in the elderly population is a growing problem globally and was the focus of the 83rd Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop held in Barcelona on 14-15 March 2014.
Professors Roger A. Fielding, Cornel Sieber and Bruno Vellas chaired two days of expert presentations on the central aspects of and advances in frailty pathophysiology, phenotype and patient care.
A video has been created and can be viewed on this link. It provides insights into this 'giant geriatric syndrome' and the critical role of nutrition and vitamin D supplementation - as part of integrated intervention strategies - can play in changing patient outcome and healthcare approaches.
More information about this workshop – feature article, webinars and presentation abstracts – will be provided in the near future.