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Problems in Nutritional Management of the Elderly

  • Margaret A. Flynn

Abstract

The preceding chapters have identified many of the nutritional issues that create special problems in health care of the elderly. This chapter reviews some approaches to management of selected problems. The management of nutritional problems in the elderly requires reliable assessment of food in the diet and their nutrients. Too often, health professionals don’t recognize the difference in the use of “nutrient,” “food,” and “diet” in their messages to clients. Nutrients are specific organic substances used by body cells for growth and maintenance of health and reproductive function. Foods contain nutrients. Diets contain food eaten by people or animals.

Keywords

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Potassium Intake Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency Nutritional Management Nutritional Problem 
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