Nutrition of the Elderly Hamish N. Munro

ISBN: 9780881678741

Published: March 1st 1992

Unknown Binding

232 pages


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Nutrition of the Elderly  by  Hamish N. Munro

Nutrition of the Elderly by Hamish N. Munro
March 1st 1992 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: 9780881678741 | 6.18 Mb

This volume examines the relationship between nutrition and the aging process and offers nutritional guidelines for promoting and sustaining the health and function of elderly people. Leading international investigators shed new light on the role ofMoreThis volume examines the relationship between nutrition and the aging process and offers nutritional guidelines for promoting and sustaining the health and function of elderly people.

Leading international investigators shed new light on the role of diet in age-related physiological changes, the significance of nutritional factors in the etiology of geriatric diseases, the specific nutrient requirements of healthy elderly people and geriatric patients, and the pathological and environmental factors leading to malnutrition among the elderly. In addition to formulating recommendations for optimal nutrition during later life, the contributors stress the importance of nutrition during earlier adult life in preventing chronic diseases prevalent among the elderly, such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, muscular atrophy, disorders of immune function, and Alzheimers disease.

The book begins with overviews of the health statistics and eating habits of older people. The contributors then describe age-related changes in renal, endocrine, and gastrointestinal function, energy metabolism, taste and odor perception, and immune responses, and relate these physiological changes to nutritional status.

Noted experts establish energy, protein, vitamin, and trace element requirements for elderly persons and examine the key issues concerning dietary fat. An extensive section of the book is devoted to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis Alzheimers disease. This section includes discussions on hip fracture, femoral bone mineral density, and protein supply in elderly patients, estrogens in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, exercise in the prevention of osteoporosis, fluoride therapy for vertebral osteoporosis, and the relationship of brain mineral metabolism to Alzheimers disease.

The concluding section addresses the practical problems involved in nutrition of the elderly in the home and the institutional setting. Nutrition of the Elderly is an essentia



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