2017 review: Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging

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2017 review: Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:14 am

Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease
free full text: http://advances.nutrition.org/content/8/1/17.2.full.pdf

"A projected doubling in the global population of people aged >60 y by the year 2050 has major health and economic implications, especially in developing regions. Burdens of unhealthy aging associated with chronic noncommunicable and other age-related diseases may be largely preventable with lifestyle modification, including diet. However, as adults age they become at risk of “nutritional frailty,” which can compromise their ability to meet nutritional requirements at a time when specific nutrient needs may be high.
This review highlights the role of nutrition science in promoting healthy aging and in improving the prognosis in cases of age-related diseases. ...

Coordinated efforts between health care policy makers, health care providers, insurance companies, and nutrition experts are needed to develop comprehensive preventive strategies based on individualized nutritional needs for older adults. Incorporation of “nutrition physical” or screening into the yearly physical examination of older adults will provide the foundation for developing the preventive measures needed."
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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