Special Issue "Nutrition and Ageing"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Although eating less may be an expected feature of older age, declining food and nutrient intake can put older people at risk. Estimates of the numbers of older adults affected by poor nutrition vary across studies, depending on definitions used and the nature and age of groups included. However, a consistent message is that poor nutrition, and even malnutrition, is common in developed settings. Design of successful preventive strategies to support older adults requires a clear understanding of the personal and contextual influences that affect patterns of food choice and consumption, as well understanding effects on health.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled "Nutrition and Aging", welcomes the submission of manuscripts describing either original research or systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Influences on food choice in older age; psychosocial and age-related factors
- Nutrition in mid-life and retirement transition
- Inequalities in nutrition among older populations
- Determinants of malnutrition risk
- Nutrition and healthy ageing
- Effects of poor nutrition on body composition, sarcopenia or frailty
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies of nutrition and health outcomes in older age
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of interventions to support good nutrition in older populations
Prof. Sian Robinson
Prof. Ailsa Welch
Manuscript Submission Information
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