October 10, 2013
Nutrient-dense foods are high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Older adults should eat a mix of nutrient-dense foods every day.
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As people age it may become more difficult to consume certain minerals and vitamins, such as calcium and vitamins D and B12. In addition, medical conditions may reduce activity, which can result in obesity, a risk factor for several diseases, including stroke. In such cases the types and amount of food should be modified to prevent weight gain.
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