Assessment of protein energy malnutrition in older persons, part I: History, examination, body composition, and screening tools.

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Protein-energy malnutrition is a prevalent problem in older persons. Its relation to increased morbidity and mortality has been well documented. Early recognition of malnutrition allows for a timely intervention. A large proportion of chronic diseases affecting older persons can be either prevented or significantly improved by improving nutrition, which… (More)

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@article{Omran2000AssessmentOP, title={Assessment of protein energy malnutrition in older persons, part I: History, examination, body composition, and screening tools.}, author={Manar Omran and Joanne Morley}, journal={Nutrition}, year={2000}, volume={16 1}, pages={50-63} }