Factors affecting energy and macronutrient requirements in elderly people.

@article{Ritz2001FactorsAE,
  title={Factors affecting energy and macronutrient requirements in elderly people.},
  author={Patrick Ritz},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 2B},
  pages={561-8}
}
OBJECTIVES (i) to describe energy and macronutrient requirements in healthy and diseased elderly patients from knowledge acquired about the age-related changes in energy balance (ii) to describe changes in body composition and the consequences of physical activity and exercise programs. RESULTS Aging in individuals considered healthy is associated with a reduction in muscle mass and strength (with consequences on autonomy), and an increase in fat mass mainly in the central area, the latter… CONTINUE READING