Intakes of mean energy and macronutrients by age and gender of study participants are reported, and these intakes are compared to guidelines (Table 2). For males and females older than 50 years of age, the RDAs indicate daily energy intakes of 2300 and 1900 kilocalories, respectively, with a protein consumption of 63 grams and 50 grams daily, respectively.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
Changes in the body that occur as you get older might increase the likelihood of developing geriatric urine incontinence. According to the Urology Care Foundation, one out of every two women over the age of 65 may develop bladder leakage at some point in their lives. It can be brought on by normal aging, unhealthy […]