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Nutritional Profile of the Elderly


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1 Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Deemed University, Coimbatore - 641 043, India
     

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The census of India 1991, reveals that of the 844 million population, 6.5 per cent are old, accounting for 50 million in the category of 60 plus, the chronological age limit for old age as accepted universaly by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
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Usha Chandrasekhar
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Deemed University, Coimbatore - 641 043, India
N. Bhooma
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Deemed University, Coimbatore - 641 043, India

Abstract


The census of India 1991, reveals that of the 844 million population, 6.5 per cent are old, accounting for 50 million in the category of 60 plus, the chronological age limit for old age as accepted universaly by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.