Nutrition & Dietetics. December; 68(4) p.273-279
This systematic review examines the evidence for the contribution of weight or nutritional status to the incidence of falls. In conclusion, there was limited evidence that being either overweight or underweight increases falls incidence. Referrals for nutritional management to decrease falls risk should not be based on weight status alone. Malnutrition screening should be used to identify appropriate patient referrals to dietitians in falls clinics.