Siddique N; Donoghue M; Casey MC; Walsh JB. - - Clin Nutr ESPEN 2017; 31-9

Malnutrition in the elderly and its effects on bone health – A review

This article aims to provide an overview of the prevalence, causes and risk factors associated with malnutrition in the elderly. It includes the clinical consequences and economic impact of malnutrition in the elderly and in particular the osteoporotic population. It encompasses the significance of dietary protein and its effects on bone health.

Keywords: Malnutrition Osteoporosis Bone health Dietary protein Sarcopenia Osteopenia Calcium and vitamin D deficiency