Malnutrition Prevalent Among Elderly Latinos: Study

Malnutrition Prevalent Among Elderly Latinos: Study

The elders among Latino communities are facing a health crisis and it’s an issue that’s not often talked about. Malnutrition among Latin seniors is becoming a rising problem and experts worry that it could lead to an epidemic.

New America Media┬áconducted a study of elderly residents in senior communities, rehabilitation facilities and hospitals in the United States and found out that at least a third are suffering from poor nutrition. “Malnutrition is a serious and under-recognized problem among older adults,” said nutritionist Nancy Wellman about the report, but she stressed that it’s a problem that has been around for years.

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