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Malnutrition in older persons : underestimated, underdiagnosed and undertreated

dc.contributor.authorMarais, Maritha L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T10:07:22Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T10:07:22Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMarais, M. L. 2017. Malnutrition in older persons : underestimated, underdiagnosed and undertreated. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30(2):4-6
dc.identifier.issn1607-0658 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2221-1268 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104800
dc.descriptionCITATION: Marais, M. L. 2017. Malnutrition in older persons : underestimated, underdiagnosed and undertreated. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 30(2):4-6.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajcn.co.za
dc.description.abstractThe right of older persons to enjoy optimal health and live in a dignified manner is protected in various international documents and national legislation.¹⁻⁴ The South African government embraced this obligation by embedding these socio-economic human rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996).⁵ Cognisant of the poor socio-economic status of individuals from various vulnerable demographic groups, the South African government implemented a social protection system to improve access to food and provide for living expenses.⁶ It is possible that this grant system contributed to the reported decrease in food insecurity in the last decade,⁷ since social grants have been reported to contribute to 42% of the household income for poor families.⁸ Yet, single interventions such as cash transfers, on their own, are not adequate to ameliorate malnutrition amongst older persons and children.⁹en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajcn.co.za/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/1254
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMedpharm Publications
dc.subjectOlder personsen_ZA
dc.titleMalnutrition in older persons : underestimated, underdiagnosed and undertreateden_ZA
dc.typeEditorialen_ZA
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