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Type: Journal article
Title: The anorexia of aging
Author: Chapman, I.
Citation: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 2007; 23(4):735-756
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0749-0690
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Ian McPhee Chapman
Abstract: Undernutrition is common in the elderly, particularly those in nursing homes and other institutions. It is associated with substantial adverse effects. The age-associated physiologic reduction in appetite and food intake, which has been termed "the anorexia of aging," contributes to the development of pathologic anorexia and undernutrition. This article reviews age-related changes to appetite, food intake, and body composition; undernutrition in the elderly; and the factors contributing to physiologic and pathologic anorexia and undernutrition.
Keywords: Humans; Malnutrition; Anorexia; Appetite; Age Factors; Body Composition; Energy Intake; Aging; Aged
Description: © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020073637
DOI: 10.1016/j.cger.2007.06.001
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