Nutrition in the elderly

Authors: M. Šenkyřík ;  M. Dastych ;  J. Prokešová
Authors‘ workplace: Interní gastroenterologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2014, 3, č. 4: 175-178
Category: Review Article


Disorders of nutrition are frequent in old age. The reasons of that are multifactorial. Malnutrition and sarcopenia are limited for survival of old and institutionalised diseased patients. Well-timed diagnostics and nutritional support improve outcomes of geriatric patients. Problems of nutrition and physical efficiency are necessary to evaluate in daily work with these patients.

nutrition – malnutrition – sarcopenia – nutritional support – geriatric patient


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