7.2 AGE-RELATED CHANGES THAT MAY AFFECT NUTRITION
Age-related changes that may occur and affect nutrition include:
- reduced appetite
- reduced sense of taste
- reduced sense of smell
- reduced secretions - saliva, gastrointestinal secretions (including enrymes)
- reduced absorption?
- reduced transportation?
- reduced utilisation - liver
- reduced ability to excrete waste products - liver disease, renal disease increased
requirement for nutrients - zinc?
- shift in body weight distribution from lean body mass to fat.