Nutrition and the life cycle 4: the healthy diet for the adult.

  title={Nutrition and the life cycle 4: the healthy diet for the adult.},
  author={Alison Coutts},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={10 6},
          362, 364-9
  • A. Coutts
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • British journal of nursing
The previous three articles in this series reviewed current nutritional advice to help maintain health during pregnancy (Vol 9(17): 1133-8), weaning (Vol 9(21): 2205-16) and in childhood (Vol 10(1): 26-310. This article reviews current thinking on what constitutes a health diet for the individual who has left childhood behind, but has not yet encountered many of the changes associated with old age. Most people enjoy food, and also believe that a good diet will improve their health. This article… Expand
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