Malnutrition in the elderly: a narrative review.

  title={Malnutrition in the elderly: a narrative review.},
  author={Ekta Agarwal and Mark Miller and Alison Yaxley and Elizabeth Isenring},
  volume={76 4},
The focus of nutrition is often on healthy diets and exercise to minimise the risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, during the shift into older years often the nutrition priorities change towards meeting increased nutrient needs with less energy requirements, and minimising lean muscle loss. There are several causes of general malnutrition in the elderly that lead to depletion of muscle including starvation (protein-energy… CONTINUE READING
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