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Geriatric Nutrition: The Health Professional's Handbook, 4th Edition

  • Seth David Chernoff
  • ISBN-10: 0763782629
  • ISBN-13: 9780763782627
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Geriatric Nutrition is an authoritative reference written to help professionals understand the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health, the management of chronic conditions, and the treatment of serious illness. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text provides a comprehensive review of nutritional assessment, intervention programs for the elderly, and health promotion activities.


  • Contributors are experts in the field and provide current information and perspectives.

  • Addresses the relationship among physiologic aging, nutrition, and disease.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Demographics of Aging
Chapter 2: Protein Metabolism and Requirements
Chapter 3: Carbohydrate, Fat and Fluid Requirements in Older Adults
Chapter 4: Vitamin Nutriture in the Elderly
Chapter 5: Mineral Requirements
Chapter 6: Trace Metal Requirements
Chapter 7: Smell, taste, and oral somatosensation: age-elated changes and nutritional implications
Chapter 8: Oral Health in the Elderly
Chapter 9: Swallowing Problems in Older Adults
Chapter 10: The Aging Gut
Chapter 11: Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults
Chapter 12: Aging and the Kidney
Chapter 13: Impact of Nutrition on the Age-Related Declines in hematopoiesis
Chapter 14: Skeletal Aging
Chapter 15: Endocrine Aspects of Nutrition and Aging
Chapter 16: Pharmacology, Nutrition, and the Elderly: Interactions and Implications
Chapter 17: Pharmacology, Nutrition, and the Elderly: Interactions and Implications
Chapter 18: Nutritional Assessment of the Elderly
Chapter 19: Nutritional Support for the Older Adult
Chapter 20: A Continuum of Nutrition Services for Older Americans
Chapter 21: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Elderly

New to this edition

  • New pedagogical items include defined learning objectives, discussion questions, and online resources.