A longitudinal study of the dietary of elderly women : report of the first longitudinal study of old people to be carried out in this country Public Deposited

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  • London
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  • King Edward's Hospital Fund for London
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  • 1970
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  • 32
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  • In 1962, sixty women living alone took part in a seven-day weighed diet survey. When the dietary intake of women in their early and late seventies was compared it was found that there was a decline in dietary intake of as much as 30 per cent in some nutrients between the younger and older groups. To assess the relative importance of possible causes of this decline, it was decided to follow up the women who took part in the original study, and a second study was carried out in 1969. Analysing the results of the second study, it is concluded that there is a group of individuals whose nutrient intakes change little with age; these are people who reach extreme old age with little impairment in their health and physical capabilities. The falls in intakes during the eighth decade can be accounted for by the consequences of increasing physical and mental disabilities which afflict a large proportion of people during this decade.
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  • Pagination: 32p.; A follow up to "Report of an investigation into the diets of elderly women living alone".
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