what are health practices associated with decreasing the incidences of diseases?
correcting obesity and stabilizing weight, high fruit and vegetable intake, adequate calcium & vitamin D, physical activity
what are some physiological changes associated with age?
decreased: saliva, digestive secretions, lactase secretion, blood volume, kidney & liver function; increased: blood pressure, body fat, bone loss
what nutrient needs are decreased with age?
what nutrient needs are increased with age?
protein, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B12, calcium, water
what is really emphasized for older adults?
drinking enough water: they can't tell their thirsty as easily