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Textbooks and chapters
Bales CW, Ritchie CS.
Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging
(Nutrition and Health).
Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press 2004.
This resource for health professionals aims to present a comprehensive overview of the role of clinical nutrition in preserving the health of the elderly--especially those suffering from chronic disease.
Ausman LM, Russell RM. Nutrition in the Elderly. In: Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M, Ross AC.
Modern nutrition in health and disease
ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1999. pp 869-884.
This chapter provides a comprehensive review of geriatric nutrition, including causes and consequences of malnutrition in this patient subgroup.
Handbook of Nutrition in the Aged.
ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2000.
A general resource on nutrition in aging.
Akner G., Cederholm T. Treatment of protein-energy malnutrition in chronic nonmalignant disorders. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001. 74(1):6-24.
A nice overview of nutrition interventions for specific clinical conditions.
Bales CW, Ritchie CS. Sarcopenia, weight loss, and nutritional frailty in the elderly. Annu Rev Nutr. 2002;22:309-23.
A review of the definitions and possible interventions for these common geriatric nutritional syndromes
Chernoff R. Nutrition and health promotion in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2001 Oct;56 Spec No 2:47-53.
A review of nutritional recommendations to promote health in older adults.
Refai W, Seidner DL. Nutrition in the elderly. Clin Geriatric Med 1999;15:607-25.
A comprehensive review of aging and nutrition, with nutrition recommendations for health and disease.
Lesourd B, Mazari L. Nutrition and immunity in the elderly. Proc Nutr Soc 1999;58:685-95.
A review on immune changes with aging.
Morley JE, Silver AJ. Nutritional issues in nursing home care. Ann Intern Med 1995;123:850-9.
Comprehensive review on this topic.
Morley JE. Pathophysiology of anorexia. Clin Geriatr Med. 2002;18:661-73.
A review of the physiologic factors responsible for anorexia in older persons and of the major pathologic processes responsible for producing protein-energy malnutrition in older persons.
Li I. Feeding tubes in patients with severe dementia. Am Fam Physician. 2002; 65:1605-10, 1515.
A measured and thoughtful review of the current literature relating to tube feeding and dementia with creative recommendations regarding hand-feeding.
. Vitamins in health and aging.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2004 May;20:259-74.
A review of specific vitamins and the data regarding their health effects in older adults.
Bourdel-Marchasson I. Vincent S, Germain C. Salles N, Jenn J, Rasoamanarijo E, et al. Delirium symptoms and low dietary intake in older inpatients are independent predictors of institutionalization: a 1-year prospective population-based study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2004;59:350-4.
A study highlighting the importance of dietary intake on health outcomes and utilization.
Cederholm T, Hellstrom K. Nutritional status in recently hospitalized and free-living elderly subjects.
38: 105-110, 1992.
A study documenting nutritional problems in elderly patients.
Morris MC, Evans DA, Bienias JL, Tangney CC, Wilson RS. Dietary fat intake and 6-year cognitive change in an older biracial community population. Neurology. 2004 May 11;62:1573-9.
A study relating trans/sat fat intake to cognitive decline.
Payette H, Boutier V, CoulombeC, Gray-Donald K. Benefits of nutritional supplementation in free-living, frail, undernourished elderly people: a prospective randomized community trial.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102:1088-95.
A study of nutritional supplementation in free-living older adults.
Rypkema G, Adang E, Dicke H, Naber T, de Swart B, Disselhorst L et al. Cost-effectiveness of an interdisciplinary intervention in geriatric inpatients to prevent malnutrition.
J Nutr Health Aging. 2004;8:122-7.
A medium size study demonstrating the benefit of a
n early interdisciplinary intervention on reducing protein-energy malnutrition and related hospital-acquired infections.
Sullivan DH, Sun S, Walls RC. Protein-energy undernutrition among elderly hospitalized patients: A prospective study.
281: 2013-2019, 1999.
A study of the effect of malnutrition on outcomes in elderly patients.
Yeh SS, Schuster MW. Geriatric cachexia: the role of cytokines.
Am J Clin Nutr
1999; 70: 183-97.
Comprehensive review on the link between cytokine generation and anorexia/cachexia in the elderly.
Fiatarone MA et al. Exercise training and nutritional supplementation for physical frailty in very eldery people.
N Engl J Med
1994; 330: 1769-75.
Excellent study on the relative importance of enteral nutrient supplementation +/- exercise and indices of skeletal muscle strength in nursing home-based very elderly patients.
Zeisel S (ed).
Nutrition for the Second Half of Life
. CD-ROM in:
Nutrition in Medicine
. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina.