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Faculty, students expand scope of cutting-edge feeding tube studies

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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today.troy.edu, 10/25/19

 

Troy University’s Kinesiology and Health Promotion department has made strides in its research about natural blended tube feeding in cancer patients, with continued growth in financial support and student involvement in its newest studies.

The first study, focusing on whether substituting blended real food products was a safe alternative for patients struggling with commercial formula feeding, yielded successful results and has furthered the span of research in an area that has had little prior attention.

“One of the traditional objections to blended tube feeding by healthcare providers is that they think that blending up real food increases the likelihood of bacterial infection,” said Dr. Teresa Johnson, a professor of kinesiology and health promotion. “And they’re basing that off of studies that have largely been conducted in other countries.”

The department’s first study results found no difference between the bacterial safety of blended whole foods and commercial formula.

 

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