The nutritional status of 91 institutionalized elderly people over 60 years of age was investigated. Particular attention was given to diet, body composition and some biochemical determinations of vitamin nutriture. It was found that approximately 40% of the population are at risk for obesity. Mean daily intake of nutrients, compared with the recommended values for Italy, is insufficient in thiamin, both for men and for women, and in vitamin A for women. The level of fat in the diet is higher than desired. Consumption of eggs, fish, legumes and sweets is low, while milk and dairy products are consumed in large quantities. Thiamin and riboflavin nutriture determined by biochemical tests is not significantly correlated to dietary intake.
|Titolo:||Nutritional status of institutionalized elderly people in north Italy|
|Parole Chiave:||Age Factors; Blood Proteins; Sex Factors; Food; Humans; Aged; Body Composition; Nutrition Surveys; Longitudinal Studies; Anthropometry; Vitamins; Middle Aged; Female; Male; Institutionalization|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
Settore MED/49 - Scienze Tecniche Dietetiche Applicate
|Data di pubblicazione:||1986|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|