Geriatric Nutritional risk factors

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What you'll learn

Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being, yet many older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition. Nutritional risk factors in elderly people can occur due to changes in the gut, decreased ability ingest and digest, decreased metabolism, etc. read more »»

Some of the risk factors which lead to deficiencies of vitamins, minerals are medications, normal age-related changes, restricted diets, etc. These deficiencies can be avoided by counseling the elderly patients for a balanced diet designed according to risk factors present.

Therefore, this expert speaker course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily will help you to understand nutritional related risk factors, concerns, common nutritional deficiencies in the elderly, how to prevent them.

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

  • Nutritional related risk factors
  • Concerns
  • Common nutritional deficiencies in elderly
  • Prevention


Dr. Deepa Agarwal

Consultant Nutritionist at Apollo Cradle, Udai Omni Hospital, Tanvir Hospital


Dr. Deepa Agarwal holds a Masters and a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC), Chennai. She has been awarded the Best outgoing student and the best academic performance awards. She has a great interest in Research. Her work has appeared in various peer-reviewed indexed International and National journals. She has ten publications to her credit. She has participated and presented papers-for some of which she has won awards- in International, National and Regional Conferences. She has also been actively involved in conducting Community Programs to spread awareness on optimal nutrition from paediatrics to geriatrics. She is a member of various associations including the Indian Dietetic Association, Indian Society of Clinical Nutrition and National Institute of Nutrition. Previously associated with Apollo Bariatric Institute at Chennai, Nova Specialty Hospital and Asian Bariatrics, Hyderabad.

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