Vitamins in the Elderly

Vitamins in the Elderly

Report of the Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 2nd May, 1968, Sponsored by Roche Products Limited

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editors: A. N. Exton-Smith, D. L. Scott
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281360

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Vitamins in the Elderly covers the proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Roche Products Limited, held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on May 2, 1968. The book focuses on issues on health and nutrition in the elderly. The selection first ponders on nutrition surveys carried out in Yugoslavia and their relationship to the assessment of nutritional status of populations and subclinical malnutrition in the elderly. Topics include detection of nutritional osteomalacia; epidemiological approach in the assessment of the nutritional status of populations; and vitamin-D deficiency and osteomalacia. The book also takes a look at the biochemical methods and findings in U.S.A. surveys and deficiencies of folic acid in the elderly. The publication examines the clinical survey of elderly people from a nutritional standpoint; clinical signs and their true relationship to vitamin C deficiency; and leucocyte vitamin C levels in elderly patients with reference to dietary intake and clinical findings. The nutritional problems in the elderly in the United States and the problem of retaining vitamins in hospital food are also underscored. The selection is a dependable source of data for nutritionists and readers interested in the health and nutrition of the elderly.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    Editors' Note

    Introduction

    Part I. The General Problem

    The General Health of the Elderly

    Nutrition Surveys carried out in Yugoslavia and their Relationship to the General Problem of Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Populations

    The Problem of Subclinical Malnutrition in the Elderly

    General Discussion

    Part II. Biochemical Aspects

    Biochemical Methods and Findings in U.S.A. Surveys

    Biochemical Findings of the Farnborough Survey

    Deficiencies of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 in the Elderly

    General Discussion

    Part III. Clinical Aspects

    A Clinical Survey of Elderly People from a Nutritional Standpoint

    Clinical Signs and their True Relationship to Vitamin C Deficiency

    Leucocyte Vitamin C Levels in Elderly Patients with Reference to Dietary Intake and Clinical Findings

    Nutritional Problems Today in the Elderly in the United States

    General Discussion

    Part IV. Dietary Aspects

    The Problem of Retaining Vitamins in Hospital Food

    Dietary Intakes of Elderly Female Patients in Hospital

    General Discussion

    Summing Up

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 116
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281360

About the Editors

A. N. Exton-Smith

D. L. Scott

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