Nutritional Interventions for Elderly and Considerations for the Development of Geriatric Foods

Author(s): Damanpreet Kaur, Prasad Rasane*, Jyoti Singh, Sawinder Kaur, Vikas Kumar, Dipendra Kumar Mahato, Anirban Dey, Kajal Dhawan, Sudhir Kumar.

Journal Name: Current Aging Science

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2019

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The process of aging is characterized by numerous changes in the body which has an overall negative effect on the health and lifestyle of elderly. Nutrition deserves special attention as an individual reaches old age. It plays a vital role in affecting the quality of life, including physical, mental and social health. The physiological decline in food intake is very common among older age and this result in nutritional deficiencies. These increased nutritional deficiencies are the major risk factors for certain chronic diseases and deteriorated age related health. Thus, the adoption of nutritional intervention can be a measure to tackle the current situation of nutritional deficiencies and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Keywords: Aging, anorexia, nutritional deficiencies, nutritional interventions, supplementation, geriatric foods.

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