Dietary deficits put over-50s at risk

A critical new report on the nutritional status of the nation’s over-50s reveals that many adults desperately need advice on how to eat for their age and should be taking a daily multivitamin to bridge dietary gaps.


The Hidden Health Challenges report, written by an expert panel and including opinions from Professor Katherine Appleton, a nutritionist and psychologist based at Bournemouth University, was commissioned by the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) and the Health Supplements Information Service (HSIS).

It explores how our nutritional needs change as we age, how our ability to obtain sufficient key vitamins and minerals deteriorates as we get older, and it provides the clear, evidence-based and age-specific advice for healthy ageing that EU experts have called for.

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