Malnutrition is a common problem in middle-aged


The China Post news staff

Malnutrition is a common problem among the middle-aged population as the number of probiotics in the human body decreases with age, which can cause problems in the digestive system, according to a study done by Nestle Taiwan. The lack of adequate nutrition occurs when probiotics, the “good bacteria” that fight off the malicious bacteria, diminish with age. This may in turn cause diarrhea, abdominal distention and other related diseases. These diseases may then influence the intestines’ ability to absorb nutrients, resulting in a lack of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals in the body, Nestle said. The Nestle Resource product line has designed a dietary supplement to maintain colon health and provide nutrients, the company said. The formula is added to PreBio1, a non-digestible substance developed by the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland that can beneficially stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon.