Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On AgingTitle: Nutritional aspects of healthy aging
|PANDA, ALEXANDER - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
|BOOTH, SARAH - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
Submitted to: Medical Clinics of North America
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/26/2022
Publication Date: 9/1/2022
Citation: Panda, A., Booth, S.L. 2022. Nutritional aspects of healthy aging. Medical Clinics of North America. 106(5): 853-864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2022.04.008.
Technical Abstract: Proper nutrition and healthy eating are key determinants of healthy aging. In older age, energy requirements decrease, yet micronutrient requirements stay the same or increase, which make older adults susceptible to nutrient deficiencies. Therefore, it is important to encourage older adults to consume nutrient dense foods. Many older adults do not maintain proper hydration, so adequate water intake should also be encouraged. Most older adults have multiple chronic diseases that may influence their dietary intakes and nutritional needs. However, currently our understanding of how the individual chronic diseases and their associated treatments influence dietary requirements is limited.