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[Analysis of the nutrition of elderly people in Ukraine].

Authors
  • Grigorov, Iu G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Voprosy pitaniia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
72
Issue
5
Pages
3–7
Identifiers
PMID: 14619607
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A comparative analysis of the factual nutrition and health indices for 1970-2001 was made involving 2950 persons aged 60-89 years, residents of Ukraine. The state of nutrition of 530 single non-working citizens of NIS states, being taken care of by a social care service, was studied. The assortment structure of food products is sharply reduced, the contents of main nutrients and biologically active substances are unbalanced. The is conditioned by poor socio-economic of the people of this age category, on the one hand and by age-related changes of the digestive system, taste sensitivity, etc., on the other. It has been shown that more than 15% of older has a protein-energetic malnutrition.

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