Aging and nutrition

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Welcome to Public Health Moment from the University of Minnesota. Many middle-aged and older Americans are not getting adequate nutrition – even those taking dietary supplements. That’s according to a study involving 6,200 people, ages 45 to 84, and included African Americans, Chinese, Hispanics, and whites. Pam Schreiner, a University of Minnesota epidemiologist, led the study. <clip: “This study looked at supplement use…what they need to thrive as they age.”> Schreiner says she believes that more education and more prevention are needed. <clip: “As a nation,…is even more important as the population ages.”> For John Finnegan and Public Health Moment, I’m Mark Engebretson.



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Engebretson, Mark; Pam Schreiner. (2009). Aging and nutrition. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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