Early determinants for the development of undernutrition in an older general population: Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam

J. Schilp, H.A.H. Wijnhoven, D.J.H. Deeg, M. Visser

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Undernutrition may be an important modifiable risk factor for poor clinical outcomes in older individuals. To achieve earlier detection or prevention of undernutrition, more information is needed about risk factors for the development of undernutrition in community-dwelling older individuals. The objective was to identify early determinants of incident undernutrition in a prospective population-based study. Baseline data (1992-3) on socio-economic, psychological, medical, functional, lifestyle and social factors of 1120 participants aged 65-85 years of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam were used. Undernutrition, defined as a BMI< 20 kg/m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-717
JournalBritish journal of nutrition
Issue number5
Early online date30 Mar 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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