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Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly

ISSN (printed): 0163-9366. ISSN (electronic): 1540-8566.

This highly regarded professional journal studies the growing elderly population from the standpoint of nutrition - the single most important environmental determinant of health. As a health care professional who works with the elderly, you will find the information in the journal essential to providing safe, sound nutritional care to older adults. The Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly covers all essential aspects of nutrition, such as the clinical correlation between the pathophysiology of diseases and the role of nutrition, the psychosocial aspects of eating, and client education suggestions. This landmark journal publishes research papers from a variety of fields in the biological and social sciences and presents critical reviews, new concepts, and theories and their application in community and clinical settings. In addition to scholarly studies, the journal also provides useful, hands-on information, making it your complete resource guide. Articles in recent issues of the Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly have covered: an assessment of selected B-vitamin intake data collected from diet and supplements of 564 men and women in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to determine whether diets provide adequate amounts of folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12; the design, implemenation, and evaluation of a nutrition education program at seven congregate nutrition sites served by a county council on aging; reviews, from both historical and current perspectives, of the Nutrition Programs for the Elderly, a program established and funded through the Older Americans Act of 1972; an assessment of the ability of an oral hydration solution to improve volume status in mildly dehydrated elderly nursing home residents; the evaluation of factors associated with malnutrition in a large elderly population admitted to a Geriatric Evaluation and Rehabilitation Unit; a description of the iron status of a sample of rural elderly home-delivered meals recipients as determined by a relatively noninvasive capillary blood sampling system.

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