Nutrition in the elderly.

Refai W, Seidner DL
Clin Geriatr Med. 1999 15 (3): 607-25

PMID: 10393744

The elderly represent the fastest growing segment of the American population. Nutrition has a significant influence on the development and progression of certain diseases. This article reviews the pathophysiology of aging and its effect on nutritional status and the incidence, pathogenesis, and impact of malnutrition in the elderly. The authors provide nutritional recommendations in health and disease.

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Aged Humans Nutritional Physiological Phenomena Nutritional Requirements Nutrition Disorders

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