Nutrition in older adults

Ajit J. Kokkat, Thiruvinvamalai S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni

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Abstract

Older adults and health care providers are confronted with an array of developments in the area of geriatric nutrition. The nutraceutical industry is expanding and new categories like functional foods, prebiotics and probiotics have emerged. The role of diets in prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease and cognitive disorders is being recognized. Severe calorie restriction to enhance longevity may be difficult in humans since associated protein, vitamin and trace element deficiencies may occur. Homocysteine has assumed significance in the area of vascular disease and dementia. The health care provider must be aware of nutritional advances and spend sufficient time on dietary counseling during the patient encounter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-44
Number of pages23
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume28
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Health Personnel
Prebiotics
Functional Food
Vascular Dementia
Probiotics
Trace Elements
Homocysteine
Dietary Supplements
Vascular Diseases
Vitamins
Geriatrics
Counseling
Industry
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diet
Neoplasms
Proteins

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  • Gastroenterology

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Kokkat, A. J., Dharmarajan, T. S., & Pitchumoni, C. S. (2004). Nutrition in older adults. Practical Gastroenterology, 28(6), 22-44.

Nutrition in older adults. / Kokkat, Ajit J.; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S.; Pitchumoni, C. S.

In: Practical Gastroenterology, Vol. 28, No. 6, 06.2004, p. 22-44.

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Kokkat, AJ, Dharmarajan, TS & Pitchumoni, CS 2004, 'Nutrition in older adults', Practical Gastroenterology, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 22-44.
Kokkat AJ, Dharmarajan TS, Pitchumoni CS. Nutrition in older adults. Practical Gastroenterology. 2004 Jun;28(6):22-44.
Kokkat, Ajit J. ; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S. ; Pitchumoni, C. S. / Nutrition in older adults. In: Practical Gastroenterology. 2004 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 22-44.
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