Geriatric Nutrition: A Comprehensive Review

Geriatric Nutrition: A Comprehensive Review

by John E. Morley
     
 

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is the second edition of a work that offers a comprehensive review of nutrition in old age.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate practitioners and students of geriatric medicine and those nutritionists with an interest in the area on nutrition in old age. The authors seek to blend scientific observations and the clinical approach to nutrition in old age.
Audience: The audience is the geriatric medicine community and nutritionists interested in old age.
Features: This compact, neat book has extremely useful well-annotated and cited references. In addition, there are several useful mnemonics and algorithms and assessment forms that have great clinical utility.
Assessment: This is a masterful assimilation of nutrition and aging discussing in detail the effects of aging on nutritional states, the pathogenesis of nutritional deficiency states, diseases and nutrition, drugs and nutrition, and assessing nutritional status in older persons. Clinicians and researchers will relish this book. Every medical library should own this incisive and insightful reference.
David O. Staats
This is the second edition of a work that offers a comprehensive review of nutrition in old age. The purpose is to educate practitioners and students of geriatric medicine and those nutritionists with an interest in the area on nutrition in old age. The authors seek to blend scientific observations and the clinical approach to nutrition in old age. The audience is the geriatric medicine community and nutritionists interested in old age. This compact, neat book has extremely useful well-annotated and cited references. In addition, there are several useful mnemonics and algorithms and assessment forms that have great clinical utility. This is a masterful assimilation of nutrition and aging discussing in detail the effects of aging on nutritional states, the pathogenesis of nutritional deficiency states, diseases and nutrition, drugs and nutrition, and assessing nutritional status in older persons. Clinicians and researchers will relish this book. Every medical library should own this incisive and insightful reference.
Booknews
Systematic and comprehensive coverage in 36 contributions. Emphasis is on how age-associated changes in physiology and function influence nutritional status, and how nutrition may influence aging and age associated morbidity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781701693
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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