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County wide change from predominantly starch-based thickeners to Resource ThickenUp Clear

Introduction Prescribed thickeners are used to thicken fluids to a more viscose consistency than normal, because drinking thicker fluids has long been thought to reduce the risk of aspiration for people with dysphagia. A recent systematic review has identified that thickening liquids can reduce risk of aspiration.1 Many older people live with dysphagia, and a recent review study2 fou...