A series of systematic reviews are being undertaken, including for the Cochrane Collaboration, on the effects of nutritional supplementation on people at risk of undernutrition and obesity. Topics include vitamin D supplementation and the prevention of osteoporotic fractures, protein and energy supplementation in older people including those with hip fracture, and fish oil supplementation in critical care.


Alison Avenell;


Data Collection Ongoing


Palmer AJ, Ho C, Ajibola O, Avenell A.The role of ω-3 fatty acid supplemented parenteral nutrition in critical illness in adults: a systematic review & meta-analysis. Crit Care Medicine 2013; 41(1):307-316.

Koretz RL, Avenell A, Lipman TO. Nutritional support for liver disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008344. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008344

Avenell A, Handoll HHG. Nutritional supplementation for hip fracture aftercare in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1.

Milne AC, Potter J, Vivanti A, Avenell A. Protein and energy supplementation in elderly people at risk from malnutrition (update). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2.

Avenell A. Current evidence and ongoing trials on the use of glutamine in critically ill and surgical patients. Proc Nutr Soc 2009; 68: 261-8.

Crowther M, Avenell A, Culligan DJ. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the data for glutamine supplementation in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2009; 44: 413-25.

Avenell A, Gillespie WJ, Gillespie LD, O'Connell DL. Vitamin D and vitamin D analogues for preventing fractures associated with involutional and post-menopausal osteoporosis (third update). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1.