Nutrition for the Japanese Elderly

  title={Nutrition for the Japanese Elderly},
  author={Hiroshi Shibata and H Nagai and Hiroshi Haga and Seiji Yasumura and T. Suzuki and Yasuo Suyama},
  journal={Nutrition and Health},
  pages={165 - 175}
The present paper examines the relationship of nutritional status to further life expectancy and health status in the Japanese elderly based on 3 epidemiological studies. Nutrient intakes in 94 Japanese centenarians investigated between 1972 and 1973 showed a higher proportion of animal protein to total proteins than in contemporary average Japanese. High intakes of milk and fats and oils had favorable effects on 10-year (1976–1986) survivorship in 422 urban residents aged 69–71. The survivors… 

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