Nutrition in the elderly

G. L. Jensen, M. McGee, J. Binkley

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Abstract

Nutrition is a prime concern for the optimal health of older persons. Nutritional requirements for older persons must take into account the physiologic changes that occur with aging. The gastrointestinal tract is the site of key structural and functional changes that affect nutrient intake and assimilation. A working knowledge of nutritional screening, assessment, and interventions can assist the practitioner in providing quality care for the older patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-334
Number of pages22
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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