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Record number 497893
Title Nutritional issues for older adults: addressing degenerative ageing with long-term studies
Author(s) Groot, C.P.G.M. de
Source Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 75 (2016)2. - ISSN 0029-6651 - p. 169 - 173.
Event The Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting, the University College Cork, Cork. 16–19 June 2015., Cork, UK, 2015-06-16/2015-06-19
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665116000033
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract The ageing process is influenced by a variety of factors, including extrinsic, malleable lifestyle variables. The present paper deals with the epidemiological evidence for the role of dietary patterns and key nutritional concerns in relation to survival and ageing-related disorders that present themselves in later life. Healthful dietary patterns appear to be most relevant in old age. Specific nutritional concerns are related to vitamin D, vitamin B12 and protein malnutrition. An important challenge to further expand the knowledge base is currently addressed by the NuAge project, acknowledging the complexity of the ageing process and integrating different dimensions of research into human healthy ageing. In the meantime, reversing poor adherence to existing guidelines for a healthy diet remains a first challenge in public health nutritional practices.
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