Special Issue "Malnutrition in Older Adults and COVID-19"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
2. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Interests: malnutrition; older adults; body composition; dietetics
Malnutrition, i.e., undernutrition, is a common problem in older adults worldwide. Prevalence rates vary from 10% to 40%, depending on the criteria used, type of healthcare setting, and the population studied. Moreover, the prevalence of malnutrition increases with age. Malnutrition in older adults can be the result of various factors, for example disease-related factors, psychosocial and environmental factors, or their combinations.
While older adults are already at risk for malnutrition due to the ageing process and age- comorbidities, the Covid-19 pandemic, including the related self-quarantine, will have a large impact on the prevalence of malnutrition among older adults. However, information is lacking on the extent to which Covid-19 affects the nutritional status of older adults across the various healthcare settings, the determinants of malnutrition during and after the Covid-19 outbreak, and which nutritional interventions are effective to prevent or treat malnutrition in older adults during Covid-19 infection or self-quarantine. In turn, since Covid-19 is a new disease, data are lacking on the relationship between malnutrition and susceptibility to Covid-19, Covid-19 disease severity, and mortality.
With this Special Issue of Nutrients, we aim to gather new insights on causes and consequences of malnutrition in older adults in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We welcome the submission of original research articles (quantitative and qualitative studies), review articles, as well as short communications.
Dr. Harriët Jager-Wittenaar
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- Nutritional status
- Older adults