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Epidemiology of Malnutrition in the Elderly

  • Shing-Shing Yeh
  • Michael W. Schuster

Abstract

Weight loss among geriatric patients is not unusual. In fact, 30–50% of nursing-home residents have substandard body weight, substandard mid-arm muscle circumference, and low serum albumin levels [1] [8]. The incidence of weight loss has been reported to be 5–15% in the elderly community overall [9]. Morley and Kraenzle [10] found that among 156 nursing home residents, 15–21% had weight loss of 5 lbs. or more over 3–6 months.

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Nursing Home Nursing Home Resident Nutr Health Aging Unintentional Weight Loss Involuntary Weight Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shing-Shing Yeh
    • 1
  • Michael W. Schuster
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine - GeriatricsUniversity of New York at Stony Brook VAMCNorthportUSA
  2. 2.Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation ProgramCenter for Lymphoma and Myeloma, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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