Supplements Aid Stroke Rehab
Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2008

According to a new study published in the December 2nd issue of Neurology, people who have suffered strokes can benefit greatly from intensive dietary supplementation to combat undernourishment.

The research, carried out at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in New York, found that patients who received more intensive supplementation (roughly double the caloric, protein, and vitamin C intake) improved significantly on critical measures such as motor function and functional independence. Individuals who received the higher levels of supplements were nearly 50% more likely to returned home after rehab rather than going to a nursing home -- an astonishing number which will undoubtedly need further trials to be confirmed -- but still, an incredibly positive note for such research to start out on.

To find out more, have a look at the results in Neurology, as well as a report from Reuters: High-dose supplements may improve stroke rehab.


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