Malnutrition and Chronic Diseases

Originally published on National Council on Aging:

For people with certain chronic conditions, proper nutrition is more than just a good idea. It’s an essential part of managing many health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and more.

Older adults with chronic illnesses are especially at risk for poor nutrition, which can happen because of bad eating habits, loss of appetite, and decreased access to healthy foods because of limited mobility, money, or time.

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