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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.

Nutrition Need For Old Age Persons

The over-sixties make up the fastest-growing segment of the population in most countries. Although life expectancy has also increased dramatically over the last 100 years, this segment of the population is susceptible to many health risks from a poor diet. Evidence from various sources indicates that many older people fail to get the amounts and types of food necessary to meet essential energy and nutrient needs. There are numerous reasons why older people might not be getting the most nutritious diet Assessment of nutritional status is essential for preventing or maintaining a chronic disease and for healing. Knowing the causes of changing nutritional needs and dietary preferences is needed to understand a patient’s nutritional status. The nutrient requirements for older adults include increased intake of vitamins D, B12, and B6 and calcium. An oldAge individual needs to balance energy intake with his or her level of physical activity to avoid storing excess body fat. Dietary practices and food choices are related to wellness and affect health, fitness, weight management, and the prevention of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.

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