Our body requires different nutrients as we age. As the prevalence of disease increases, older adults have to manage health issues arising from heart disease, metabolic syndrome, osteoarthritis, cancer or the onset of neuro-related diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson. Nutrition for older adults is vital to help keep the bodies health at its best.

IMMUNE

HEALTH & NUTRITION

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Know?
42.5% of seniors in
Malaysia
are at Risk of
Malnutrition  
                   *Faculty of Health Science, UKM
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Common Issues
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MALNUTRITION

Nutrition deficiency arising from loss of appetite, poor nutrients intake etc.

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PHYSIOLOGICAL

Suffer from Non-communicable disease,
Anorexia, Health issues such as post surgical /injury/cancer, medication, sarcopenia etc

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HORMONAL CHANGES

Mostly affecting women during menopause between 45 to 55 years old and subsequently increase of weight.

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ATROPHIC GASTRITIS

Chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa with atrophy, gland loss, and metaplastic changes.

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NEURO IMPAIRMENT

Suffer from sensory impairment, Alzheimer's, Parkinson disease, depression, forgetfulness, dementia etc.

Recommended Nutrients for Older Adults
Calcium
1000 -1200mg/day
                                          
                   
*Bolland M.J. et al
8 - 11mg/day
                                          
         
*Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine US
Iron
Vitamin D3
800-1000 IU/day
                                          
               
*Dawson-Hughes et al.
0.9 - 2.4 µg/day
                                          
         
*US National Institute of Health
Vitamin B Complex
25-40 mg/day
                                          
                 
*Mocchegiani E et al.
Zinc
Vit C, E, Sea Buckthorn
                                          
                 
*Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Antioxidant

The majority of age-related disorder can be prevented by following proper nutritional interventions and consuming food rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Although energy needs decline with age, however the need for protein and certain nutrients increases in the normal functioning of the body. The deficiency of certain nutrients is known to affect cognitive functioning that is very common among the older population. Nutrition intervention helps in enlightening the role of nutrition in the prevention of diseases and in increasing life expectancy by promoting a healthy lifestyle. Let us assist to design your healthy dietary plan.

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