Body and mind in ageing – what is the role of nutrition?

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Abstract

Older adults are younger than ever. Evident by a global demographic trend with more people in very high ages. The aging process is caused by accumulation of cell damage regulated by genetic mechanisms but also affected by life style. Changes are expressed as reduced margins in all organ systems and by disabilities and disease. Thus, ageing is a heterogeneous process where chronological age is a poor measure of physical and mental functionality. Still ageing is a powerful risk factor for illness. Life style related somatic conditions become prevalent and mental disorders as dementia and depression strongly relate to ageing. Examples of disorders related to nutrition. The interplay between body and mind has attracted increasing interest within the field of geriatric research in recent years. The present issue intends to mirror different aspects of this interplay in the light of nutrition and ageing.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationClinical Nutrition Open Science
Publication statusIn preparation - 2022

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