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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 Sep;61(9):927-34.

Nutritional risk and low weight in community-living older adults: a review of the literature (1995-2005).

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  • 1Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA. carolynmartin@alumni.ucsf.edu


Although many studies have examined weight loss and low weight in institutionalized persons, there has been little research exploring the community-living older adult's nutritional risk. The purpose of this literature review (1995-2005) is to describe our current understanding of nutritional risk and low weight in community-living older adults 65 years old and older. Computerized database searches and footnote reviews were used to find published studies on nutritional risk and low weight. Twenty-two research articles are reviewed and summarized. Each study was reviewed according to preset criteria.

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