Low vitamin intake is associated with risk of frailty in older adults

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Teresa Balboa Castillo
Date Published:
15 August 2018
Last updated: 
15 August 2018

There is evidence that poor nutrition is related to frailty. Frailty is a clinical syndrome characterised by three or more of the following criteria: unintentional weight loss, exhaustion, weakness, slowness, and reduced physical activity. 

Frailty is produced by two pathways: First, resulting from age-related musculoskeletal changes, loss of muscle mass, and anorexia of ageing; and second, as a result of the effect of diseases.