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Geriatric Nutrition

Sara Diana Garduno Diaz

242 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Geriatric Nutrition discusses the different components of nutrition such as proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and malnutrition in elderly people. This book discusses the digestion and absorption of food in and the factors that affect the absorption and ingestion of food in elderly people. The various aspects related to food safety and food handling are discussed in this book. The physiological and psychological changes that occur in elderly people with age have been explained. The nutrition planning in elderly people, the nutrition related health conditions in elderly people and the future trends in geriatric nutrition are discussed as a part of this book.
Author Bio
Dr. Sara D. Garduño-Diaz has a background in nutrition with a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. She has further specialized in Sports Nutrition with the International Olympics Committee, Switzerland. Dr. Sara has worked as Research Fellow for several EU-funded research projects and was awarded research grants from CONACYT (Mexico) and the BBSRC (UK). She is currently Senior Nutrition Consultant at Your Choice Nutrition in Kuwait, where she has been working on functional nutrition and wellness since 2014.