Clinical pictures of malnutrition in ill elderly subjects.

@article{Seiler2001ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical pictures of malnutrition in ill elderly subjects.},
  author={Walter O. Seiler},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          496-8
        }
}
Malnutrition in ill elderly subjects is common in hospitals, nursing homes, and home care. Depending on the type and composition of the groups of patients under consideration, the prevalence of malnutrition is cited at up to 60%. With advancing age, the amounts of food consumed daily diminish and become significantly smaller than the amounts consumed by the younger population. The elderly mostly eat food of low nutrient density. Especially at times of high energy requirements such as acute or… CONTINUE READING
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