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Jul 3, 2014 7:20 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Experts recommend nutrition assessments for older adults

Experts at Drexel University say a nutrition assessment should be a regular part of geriatric checkups because focusing on nutrition could lead to significant health improvements.

Signs of malnutrition include fat and muscle loss and changes in cognition.

Researchers say older adults are often on a fixed budget and may make cheap or unhealthy food choices in an attempt to save money.



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