malnutrition

 

Most healthy Americans likely think malnutrition is something that only affects people in undeveloped countries. Recent studies indicate senior adults, especially those recovering from illness, are vulnerable to malnutrition.

According to National Pharmacies’ website, this includes as many as 50 percent of people aged 65 and older, especially those who are isolated. It’s also been reported by nutritional experts that there is a high likelihood that malnutrition is either not properly diagnosed in senior adults, or perhaps gets missed altogether.