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Helping the elderly keep fit and active

Helping the elderly keep fit and active

Nutrition

It is estimated that 10% of the world's population is elderly and this figure is expected to double by the year 2050. Indeed it is anticipated that by 2020 almost half of the UK population will be over 50 years old, and if trends continue, by 2029 the number of 65–74-year-olds will increase by 10.8%, with those over-75 rising to 11.5%.(1,2) Alison Shepherd shares some practical advice on how to keep this growing older population healthy

Alison A Shepherd
MSc(Nutritional Medicine) BSc(Hons) RGN

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