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Malnutrition Among Elderly

Introduction The elderly population is most susceptible to many health risks from a nutrient-poor diet. Physiological, psychological and economical changes during this stage can contribute to poor nutrition among them. It may lead to conditions such as malnutrition, undernutrition and overnutrition. Malnutrition is defined as a condition caused by an …

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Nutrients Need

Introduction The benefits of good nutrition to health maintenance is a important to the elderly as it is to young. Many older adults have special nutrient requirements because aging affects absorption, use and excretion. A combination of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, fiber and water are essential in providing the nutrients …

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