Dietary Fat for the Elderly : What Are the Issues ?

  title={Dietary Fat for the Elderly : What Are the Issues ?},
  author={J. Nestel},
  • J. Nestel
  • Published 2006
Several major chronic diseases that afflict the elderly are in part related to excess dietary fat. This needs to be balanced against the nutritive value of fat and the tendency for elderly people to eat less fat by choice. Recommendations to the elderly on how much fat they should eat are therefore complex. What type of fat to eat is simpler. Food lipids hâve many nutritional and biological functions as well as organoleptic properties. In the past, people hâve selected fat-containing foods for… CONTINUE READING