The relation of past and present diets to the physical condition of a group of aged people

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Willie Gertrude Lanham (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In the past, we have neglected the aged group, but today we are giving more attention to this group for at least two reasons. One, we are faced with the problem of securing older men to replace the selectees on the farm, in the office, and in industry, second, due to the increased life expectancy, we have a larger proportion of aged people in our midst than ever before. There are over 13,000,000 people past sixty in the United States. Thewlis as well as other physicians specializing in geriatrics believes that many of these could be physically rehabilitated and made effective again.1 The idea of living to a very advanced age has always been fascinating to mankind. Years ago people had superstitious beliefs concerning old age and the renewal of youth. They believed in fountains of youth and other magical means of defeating age.

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Language: English
Date: 1944
Older people $x Nutrition
Older people $x Health risk assessment
Older people $x Life skills guide
Older people $x Functional assessment

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