Priority 5 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How useful are nutritional supplements, are there alternatives and should independent research into supplements be carried out, rather than research lead by pharmaceutical companies? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0085/5
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Baldwin C, Weekes CE. Dietary advice with or without oral nutritional supplements for disease-related malnutrition in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2011:N.PAG-N.PAG.

Health Research Classification System category  Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Independent research on the effect of food first advice (ie one not sponsored by a nutritional supplement company) ~ Value of supplements and fortified foods. ~ Effect of supplements - any value ?  who uses them - is there any group more influenced by particular incentives ~ As a Diabetes Dietitian, I would like to see more work around Diabetes specific oral nutritional supplements and enteral feeds. This is because there is some evidence for the use of these but they are not used in the UK ~ Are there some ONS that are better than others? And if so why?  
Submitted by 7 x Healthcare professional, 1 x Patient
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0085
PSP name Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 81  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 June 2019