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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.


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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