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Nutritional Need sof Mature Adults in the UK

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An overview of the nutrtional needs and common nutritional deficiencies of over 65's in the UK.

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Nutritional Need sof Mature Adults in the UK

  1. 1. “The Real Nutritional Deficiencies in the UK”
  2. 2. An overview of the common nutritionaldeficiencies and needs of mature adults in the UK.
  3. 3. Mature Adults
  4. 4. 5% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*
  5. 5. 5% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient* This rises to 6% for free-living women aged 75-84. A lack of Iron can result in Anaemia. Symptoms includetiredness, breathlessness and pale skin.
  6. 6. 4% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*
  7. 7. 4% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient* This rises to 15% for free-living women aged 85+. As well strengthening bones andteeth calcium helps nerve cells, blood clotting muscles and keeping a normal heartbeat.
  8. 8. 8% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*
  9. 9. 8% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*This rises to 15% for free-living men aged 85+.Zinc is an important trace mineral thats needed for the body’simmune system to function properly. Itplays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing and the breakdown of carbohydrates.
  10. 10. 2% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*
  11. 11. 2% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient* This rises to 6% for free-living men aged75-84. Vitamin A helps to form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, bone and soft tissue.
  12. 12. 19% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*
  13. 13. 19% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient* This rises to 34% for free-living women aged75-84. This deficiency is particularly worrying in this age given that there is a higher risk ofOesteoporosis. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that helps the transportation of energy and the contraction of muscles. Symptoms of deficiency include muscle weakness and tiredness.
  14. 14. 4% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*
  15. 15. 4% Of Over 65’s Are Deficient*This rises to 11% for free-living women aged 85+. This is a type of B vitamin, the synthetic form of folate. It helps tissue and cell growth.
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  17. 17. *Based on mean averages of 65+ adults this percentage falls below the LRNI for this nutrient. freepublicmusic.com
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  19. 19. Sources:freepublicmusic.com
  20. 20. Sources: www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/ndnsv3 www.health.nytimes.com/health/guides/nutrition www.patient.co.uk/doctor/vitamin-c-deficiency www.bbc.co.uk/health/treatments/healthy_living/nutrition/dietary_iron.shtmlwww.nhs.uk/conditions/anaemia/vitamin-b12-and-folate-dificiency/pages/causes.aspx www.pagb.co.uk/publications/pdfs/towardsahealthierbritain2010.pdf freepublicmusic.com
  21. 21. www.simplysupplements.co.uk
  22. 22. www.simplysupplements.co.uk

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