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Up To One-Third Of Older Adults Do Not Eat Adequate Amounts Of Protein.

January 17, 2019

The Kaiser Health News (1/17, Graham) “Navigating Aging” blog reports, “Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing” scientific consensus. But, “even healthy seniors need more protein than when they were younger to help preserve muscle mass, experts suggest.” Still, “up to one-third of older adults don’t eat an adequate amount due to reduced appetite, dental issues, impaired taste, swallowing problems and limited financial resources.”

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