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Nutrition in Aging Populations

The Sackler Institute’s Nutrition and Aging Working Group focuses on addressing nutrition problems in aging populations, including accurate measures for screening and assessment of nutritional status, nutrition in the continuum of care for the elderly (both within and outside the clinical care system), and the intersection of nutrition, aging, and cognition. In 2017, scientists under the guidance of the Working Group published a review on Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease, in Advances in Nutrition.

In 2017-2018, topics and initiatives covered by the Working Group will include:

  • Identifying nutrition biomarkers of brain health
  • Fighting hidden hunger among the elderly
  • A collaboration with the World Health Organization to convene experts on nutrition and aging.