Malnutrition: The silent condition

Other Side of 50

 As if being admitted to the hospital isn’t challenging enough, there’s often an additional underlying and undiagnosed condition occurring in one-third of seniors who go in: undernourishment.
Statistically, it’s estimated that one in three adult patients age 60 and older are malnourished.
Why is it then that in a study of 6 million adult hospitalizations, only 5 percent of the patients received a medical diagnosis of malnutrition?
Studies over the past three decades have shown that a patien...

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