Dietary intake, dietary patterns, and changes with age: an epidemiological perspective.


Cohort and cross-sectional data were reviewed to describe the changes in dietary intake with age. Total energy intake decreases varied substantially with age, by 1000 to 1200 kcal in men and by 600 to 800 kcal in women. This resulted in concomitant declines in most nutrient intakes. For some nutrients, substantial numbers of older Americans consumed only… (More)


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