While prospective epidemiologic studies have provided strong evidence linking higher intakes of many nutrients with...
Pressure ulcers are common, costly, and adversely affect quality of life. Nutritional status is one risk factor that predisposes individuals to the development of a pressure ulcer.
The Dietary Reference Intakes, the 2007 Canada Food Guide, and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (MyPyramid.gov) provide guidance for the consumer and the professional for nutritional needs throughout the life span.
Zinc is one of the essential micronutrients and has an important role in the maintenance of human health.
Herbal therapy (botanical products) and probiotics are two forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
An Approach to the Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Unintentional Weight Loss Among Older Adults
Unintentional weight loss is common among older adults and is associated with significant adverse health outcomes, increased mortality, and progressive disability.
Dietary trans fatty acids (TFA) have been implicated in contributing to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Higher intakes of industrial TFA negatively impact cholesterol and inflammation levels, endothelial function, and LDL particle size.
This review describes the current state of knowledge in nutritional interventions in osteoporosis, using the Osteoporosis Society of Canada’s (OSC) 2002 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis as a basis.
MD, CCFP, FRCPC
The few studies that have been done suggest that the prevalence of allergies in the older adult population is underestimated.
There is a high prevalence of obesity in older adults up to the age of 80. While women generally gain body weight during the menopausal transition, men tend to accumulate an excess of fat mass earlier in life for as yet unknown reasons.