Malnutrition in older people in spotlight

Massey University research shows concerning levels of malnutrition among older Aucklanders. Of the 167 study participants, with a mean age of 80 years, 23 per cent were malnourished, and 35 per cent were at high risk of malnutrition. Those recently admitted to residential care had a higher prevalence of malnourishment – 47 per cent, compared with 23 per cent in hospital and two per cent living in the community, the research shows. The research is published in the Australasian Journal on Ageing.

Massey University

First published: June 2017

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