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Diet advice for older patients – GP, Dr Gill Jenkins

GP, Dr Gill Jenkins explains the dietary advice she gives older patients, including: maintaining intake levels which are sufficient for activity levels; having a balanced diet; and taking supplements if needed.

The Hidden Health Challenges Report

Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton explains The Hidden Health Challenges report. She discusses the importance of diet as we age noting that while we are living longer, we are spending about 20% of our adult lives in poor health.

Evidence on the benefits of supplementation – dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton discusses a review by the Health Supplements Information Service, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, which found that nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, calcium and vitamin D all help to support healthy ageing.

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, … Continued

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