KIC000007 - 9/22/2011 Nutritional Needs of Older Adults...

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Nutritional Needs of Older Adults Are the nutritional needs for older adults different? Energy Need lower, BUT NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS SAME _ lowerlBM (lean body mass) _ Less physical activity Frail adults need higher protein _ RDA 0.8 gfkg "'healthv elderly _ 1.0 g!kg - sensible target _l_1.3g/k gfrailelderly Low energy intak.e needs hisher protein Intake 'Oepends on kidney function _ Protein synthesis breakdown (per kg) greater in frail YS healthy elderly, but not on a whole body basis • Greate, visceral protein turnover normally greater tt1an mu.de turnover Dr. Alekel; ISU NWRC Malnutrition Consequences Increased risk of: _ Functional Disability - Infections _ Perioperative Complications _ Morbidity and Mortality _ Longer Hospital Length of Stay _ Increased health-care expenditures What precedes malnutrition? _ Intake of nutrients _ Absorption of nutrients _ Nutrient tosses - Nutrient metabolism Physical Activity and Aging ctarence 6a•• 9/22/2011 Indicators of Nutrition Risk
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