FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Calcium requirement in old Age persons
Nutritional needs change throughout life. For the elderly, these changes may be related to normal ageing processes, medical conditions, or lifestyles. Assessment of nutritional status is essential for preventing or maintaining a chronic disease and for healing In old age, calcium is less well absorbed, due to alterations in vitamin D metabolism. Many post-menopausal women do not get their 1000mg daily intake or three servings of calcium-rich foods per day. Many studies even recommend 1500 mg per day. It is recommended that older people who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk, look for special foods such as black molasses (treacle) or other non-milk sources or supplements to complete daily requirements.