Micronutrients and older adults.
The aging population worldwide is increasing. Although many older adults are living longer, healthier lives, aging is also associated with a variety of physiologic and psychological changes that influence nutrition status and the need for medical care. Many factors increase the risk for poor nutrient intake among older adults. Suboptimal micronutrient intake for particular vitamins and minerals is reported to be common.
University of Arizona-College of Medicine and Department of Nutritional Sciences, Tucson, AZ, USA. email@example.com
Aged, 80 and over
Pub Type(s)Journal Article