Social, psychological and physical factors affecting the nutritonal status of elderly subjects: Separating cause and effect

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The fact that most of the important changes in nutritional status with age are not secondary to aging per se in no way detracts from their importance. This paper reviews three factors that can affect nutritional status in elderly status: ethanol intake, cognitive status, and institutionalization. The discussion focuses on the difficulties in obtaining reliable information on the interaction of nutritional status with these factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1209
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes



  • Nutritional status of elderly adults
  • Physical factors
  • Psychological factors
  • Social factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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