Geriatric Malnutrition

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What you'll learn

Nutrition requirements change as age increases. Both, lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with age; hence energy requirement per kg of weight is also reduced. Older persons are vulnerable to malnutrition since their nutritional requirements are not well defined. read more »»

Degenerative disease such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis is common among the elderly. Reduced food intake and lack of variety in foods they eat can cause micronutrient deficiencies too. One must take all these factors into account while designing an optimal diet plan for the elderly.

An increase in fruit and vegetable intake could reduce cardiovascular risk by 30%. Learn all about the factors responsible for malnutrition among the elderly in the course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Changes in nutrient requirement with age
  • Signs of malnourishment
  • Prevention of malnutrition


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

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