Tuesday, 10 July 2007

British elderly have increasing nutrition problems

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The British Diabetic Association has stated that the nutrition problems the elderly have in Britain as more common that the public has come to believe. As such, the problem of malnourished elderly has been put on the public backburner while most of the media focus has been placed on a growing obesity problem.

The problem is when most normal citizens believe that losing weight is a "normal part of the aging process," according to British health officials. In part that may be true -- but what separates that from not eating enough nutritious food in the first place? Perception.

Although there sometimes seems to be a "focus of the day" when it comes to nutrition, we can't forget that many different issues exist simultaneously. Obesity and malnourished elderly problems are all but two of them.

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