This article is part of a Special Issue supplement of Journals of Gerontology entitled "Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life in Older Adults."Authors: Eleni Amarantos, et al.Journals of Gerontology: SERIES A, 2001, Vol. 56A (Special Series II): 54-64.AbstractGood nutrition promotes health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by adverting malnutrition, preventing dietary deficiency disease and promoting optimal functioning. However, definitions of quality of life also encompass life satisfaction and both physical and mental well-being. Nutrition and diet have not been a part of mainstream research on quality of life and are not included among key quality of life domains. This article explores connections between diet and nutritional status in relation to HROLF measures and overall well-being in older adults.
Other articles in the supplement:
Physical Activity and Parameters of Aging: A Physiological PerspectivePhysical Activity in Aging: Challenges in Patterns and Their Relationship to Health and Function
Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Older AdultsInterventions to Promote Physical Activity by Older AdultsNutrition and Health Promotion in Older Adults
Decreased Food Intake with Aging
Dietary Intake, Dietary Patterns, and Changes with Age: An Epidemiological Perspective