Keep Fit for Life: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Older Persons by World Health OrganizKeep Fit for Life: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Older Persons by World Health Organiz

Keep Fit for Life: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Older Persons

byWorld Health OrganizEditorWorld Health Organiz

Paperback | January 1, 2002

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Given the impact that good nutrition and keeping fit have on health and well-being in later life WHO in collaboration with the Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging organized a consultation to review the scientific evidence linking diet and other factors - especially exercise - affecting nutritional status disease prevention and health promotion for older persons. The consultation focused primarily on practical issues including the establishment of explicit recommendations to improve the health and nutritional status of older persons in a wide variety of socioeconomic and cultural settings.

During the production of a comprehensive report representing the outcome both of the preparatory work and of the consultation itself it was recognized that new information emerging in several key areas should also be included. The combined results presented here are intended as an authoritative source of information for nutritionists general practitioners gerontologists medical faculties nurses care providers schools of public health and social workers. The specific recommendations concerning nutrient intakes food-based dietary guidelines and exercise and physical activity should also interest a larger audience including the general reader.

The main body discusses the epidemiological and social aspects of ageing health and functional changes experienced with ageing the impact of physical activity assessment of the nutritional status of older persons and nutritional guidelines for healthy ageing. Additional material covers food-based dietary guidelines for older adults - with particular emphasis on healthy ageing and prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases - and guidelines for promoting physical activity among older persons.
World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based polic...
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Title:Keep Fit for Life: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Older PersonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:127 pages, 11.5 × 8.25 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:WHO PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9241562102

ISBN - 13:9789241562102

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