Physical_Changes_of_Aging_that_Affect_Nutrition - smell –...

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Physical Changes of Aging that Affect Nutrition Tooth loss, gum disease, and reduced saliva – chewing and swallowing problems. Reduced muscle tone and motility of intestines – constipation Stomach inflammation and reduced stomach acid- impaired digestion and absorption Decreased senses of taste and
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Unformatted text preview: smell – reduced appetite • Decline in lean body mass – lower energy needs, weight gain • Increased urinary frequency and decreased sensitivity to thirst – limit fluid, dehydration more likely • Decreased production of hormones – less insulin, so abnormal glucose metabolism....
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