Thursday, 7 September 2006

Elderly 'vulnerable' to malnutrition

Elderly People sign
Originally uploaded by bensons.
An Australian specialist in geriatric medicine has said elderly people living alone were most vulnerable, often unable but sometimes unwilling to feed themselves properly. He said elderly people needed as much protein as a bodybuilder and a British study he had recently conducted showed the meals supplied in many nursing homes contained only two-thirds of the recommended daily allowances of basic vitamins.

Elderly 'vulnerable' to malnutrition

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