Geriatric Nutritional Disorders

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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 nutrition in the elderly in the course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • 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

  • Nutrition and quality of life in elderly
  • Physiological and Pathological Ageing
  • Energy regulation with age
  • Foods that contain useful nutrients


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

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