Careful attention to diet throughout life is essential if we are to have a more successful aging process and minimize disease. How successful we age is largely determined by our genetic makeup. Nevertheless, we all have within our control the ability to lead healthier lives, and proper diet can play a key role. Physicians should incorporate questions relating to diet into medical history, and should identify and address any findings associated with either over- or undernutrition. Attention should be given to proper intake of calories, protein, fats, and the necessary nutrients, such as fiber, calcium, and vitamins and minerals, which will be discussed in Part II of this article.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology