42. Nutrition and Aging

  1. John W. Erdman Jr. PhD2,
  2. Ian A. Macdonald PhD3 and
  3. Steven H. Zeisel MD, PhD4
  1. Marion Secher MD,
  2. Patrick Ritz MD, PhD and
  3. Bruno Vellas MD, PhD

Published Online: 18 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119946045.ch42

Present Knowledge in Nutrition, Tenth Edition

Present Knowledge in Nutrition, Tenth Edition

How to Cite

Secher, M., Ritz, P. and Vellas, B. (2012) Nutrition and Aging, in Present Knowledge in Nutrition, Tenth Edition (eds J. W. Erdman, I. A. Macdonald and S. H. Zeisel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119946045.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Urbana, Illinois, USA

  2. 3

    Nottingham, England

  3. 4

    UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 500 Laureate Way, Rm 2218, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

Author Information

  1. Gérontopôle de Toulouse, Unité de Nutrition, CHU Larrey, TS 30030, 31059 Toulouse, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470959176

Online ISBN: 9781119946045

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Keywords:

  • nutrition and aging, effects of aging on nutritional status;
  • nutritional status in the older population, malnutrition, obesity, sarcopenia, hydration;
  • effects of aging on nutritional status;
  • nutritional status in the elderly, using anthropometric, dietary, biological parameters;
  • diagnosis of malnutrition, weight change and unintentional weight loss;
  • MNA® for malnutrition diagnosis, guide for nutritional intervention;
  • dietary intake assessment, identifying elderly people at risk of malnutrition;
  • serum proteins as markers of nutritional status, as albumin and transthyretin;
  • aging and physiological anorexia, independent predictor of poor outcomes;
  • cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, age on body weight and dementia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Effects of Aging on Nutritional Status

  • Summary

  • Effects of Nutritional Deficiencies on the Older Population

  • Future Directions