Nutrition and Quality of Life in Older Adults

Amarantos E, Martinez A, Dwyer J

Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2001;56(suppl 2):54-64

This article is part of a Special Issue supplement of Journals of Gerontology entitled “Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life in Older Adults.”

Abstract: Good nutrition promotes health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by adverting malnutrition, preventing dietary deficiency disease and promoting optimal functioning. However, definitions of quality of life also encompass life satisfaction and both physical and mental well-being. Nutrition and diet have not been a part of mainstream research on quality of life and are not included among key quality of life domains.  This article explores connections between diet and nutritional status in relation to HROLF measures and overall well-being in older adults.

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