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

Overview

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.

Keywords:
nutrition – malnutrition – sarcopenia – nutritional support – geriatric patient


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