Alba Nino, J Gerardo Villa and Pilar S Collado*
Institute of Biomedicine (IBIOMED), University of Leon, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Pilar S Collado, Institute of Biomedicine (IBIOMED), University of Leon, Spain.
Received: September 23, 2020; Published: October 07, 2020
Objectives: This systematic review aims to compile the concept of aging, which entails it and the nutritional recommendations that have been addressed in recent years as a preventive measure for the best functional management and better quality of life of these people.
Data Sources: Systematic searches were conducted in the PubMed, Medline and SPORTDiscus databases and manual searches were made in the reference lists of the selected articles.
Study Selection: The selected cohort studies were those that examined the concept and effects of the aging process, as well as the effects of physical activity and especially nutrition in this older population.
Data Extraction: Data was extracted independently.
Data Synthesis: Thirty articles were included in which the subject of aging, physical activity and/or nutrition was discussed.
Conclusion: Older adults are an extremely heterogeneous group, as a result, the assessment of nutritional risk requires careful and centralized individualization, considering physiological changes and possible disease, as well as psychosocial, economic and environmental factors that influence nutritional status, being the basic objectives of maintaining the functional independence and quality of life of these people.
Keywords: Aging; Nutrients; Quality of Life
Citation: Pilar S Collado., et al. “Systematic Review - Nutrition in the Elderly".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.11 (2020): 22-31.
Copyright: © 2020 Pilar S Collado., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.