Malnutrition and Risk of Falls in the Elderly

Written by Jing Yan on . Posted in Blog / News

Do you know that four in five Singaporeans aged 65 and above who do not eat enough protein are at risk of malnutrition and have low muscle mass, making them prone to injury and falls?

Malnutrition and Fall risks

In addition to exercising, diet and nutrition play important roles in improving strength in older patients.

Those suffering from malnutrition tend to be weaker and are at higher risk of falls and sustaining fractures.

Learn more about the condition and the nutritional diet for the elderly here:  Risk of malnutrition and low muscle mass study.

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