Food insufficiency linked to frailty – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. National data of adults older than age 60 show almost half of them are either frail, or pre-frail, meaning becoming frail. Dr. Ellen Smit at Oregon State University says that can impact the quality of life for our aging population.
Smit: If people who are frail aren’t able to move around and aren’t able to get to the stores then to me that seems to indicate that we need to provide access to nutrition, to good nutritious food as well as … some kind of an intervention through exercise as well as nutrition.
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