Development of an evidence based, interactive database to quantitatively assess the impact of medication on the nutrient status of patients
Significant numbers of patients are deficient in micronutrients with recommendations in place to manage this situation. Many patients also require medication/s, often from different classes to control co-morbidities. There is a general lack of awareness that medications can negatively impact upon nutritional status especially when taken long term or used concurrently. This is mainly because the relevant literature is disparate and poorly collated. Currently no tools allow this data to be used to quantitatively determine the single or cumulative impact medications might have on nutritional status to help further personalise dietary and supplement recommendations.