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Aging: Overview and Considerations for the Development of Geriatric Foods

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Damanpreet Kaur, Prasad Rasane*, Jyoti Singh, Sawinder Kaur, Vikas Kumar, Dipendra Kumar Mahato, Anirban Dey, Kajal Dhawan and Sudhir Kumar   Pages 1 - 13 ( 13 )

Abstract:


The process of aging is characterized by numerous changes in the body which has an overall negative effect on the health and lifestyle of elderly. Nutrition deserves special attention as an individual reaches old age. It plays a vital role in affecting the quality of life, including physical, mental and social health. The physiological decline in food intake is very common among older age and this result in nutritional deficiencies. These increased nutritional deficiencies are the major risk factors for certain chronic diseases and deteriorated age related health. Thus, the adoption of nutritional intervention can be a measure to tackle the current situation of nutritional deficiencies and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Keywords:

Aging, anorexia, nutritional deficiencies, nutritional interventions, supplementation

Affiliation:

Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Department of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood VIC 3125, Pimpernel Food Products Pvt. Ltd. Hooghly, West Bengal 712136, Food Technology and Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, Department of Dairy Science and Food Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh



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