Volume 6 Issue 5 (September -October), 2020

Review Articles

Role of Nutrient Intake in Geriatric Patients
Renu Gupta, Aakriti Nag, Bhavya Aggarwal, Divy Vashisht

Nutrition is a broad term which includes ingestion, digestion, absorption and transportation of essential food elements. The human body changes with advancing age that can affect or can be affected by nutrition. With the progression of age, impairment in dentition status affect total calorie intake and hence affects nutritional requirements. The balanced diet comprises of proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, water and numerous vitamins and minerals, importance of which has been discussed in the article. There are certain aging factors and oral factors which affect diet and nutrient intake. The adequate diet recommended for older adults have been discussed and a fivefold treatment plan pertaining to oral tissues conditioning is reviewed in the article. Key words: Nutrient, Diet Geriatric.

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