Аntiushko D. P., Karpenko P. O. PROSPECTS FOR USING PRODUCTS FOR ENTERAL NUTRITION IN GERODIETETIC PRACTICE

Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, 021556 Kyiv

According to scientific data aging of the human body is seen as a complex, genetically programmed phenomenon. Physiological aging is characterized by a gradual decrease of the process of metabolism, including reduced intensity of self-renewal of proteins, glucose utilization, oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide excretion, biological oxidation of enzymes in the tissues of heart, liver, kidney, as well as accumulation of lipid components in the body. The character, rate and direction of metabolism during aging adaptive and compensatory processes can be influenced by the rational choice of the optimal nutrition. This allows to prevent development of premature changes and disorders in human organism and to improve quality of life. The use of products for enteral nutrition with high biological value is an option to ensure the dietary needs of the elderly and old people. Based on the results of analysis of requirements to the gerodietetic food priducts and integrated commodity research of products "Reabilakt" and "Reabilakt-D" by indices of safety, general and active acidity, content of basic nutrients, energy and biological value these products were found to be characterized by high food and biological value and can be recommended for nutrition of older age groups. In addition, "Reabilakt-D" can be recommended for people with diabetes type 2.

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