Addressing nutritional requirements of ageing consumers in Asia-recommendations from an expert workshop

Sherlin Ong, Jean Woo, Panam Parikh, Ruth Chan, Jianqin Sun, Chan Yoke Mun, Shiou Liang Wee, Nghiem Nguyet Thu, Pham Thang, Siti Setiati, Yi Chen Huang, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Rolf Bos, Lisette Cpgm de Groot

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The number of older persons in Asia is expected to triple by 2050. Ageing is associated with non-communicable chronic diseases, malnutrition, and geriatric syndromes, which influences the burden on the cost related to healthcare, health outcomes, and the quality of life. Experts in the field of older adult nutrition from Asia, Australia, and Europe were invited to participate in a two-day workshop to review the available data, current policies and programs for the ageing population in different countries of Asia to identify the gaps in knowledge and to develop recommendations for action. In Asia, most of the data pertaining to health status, nutritional status, and nutrient intake of the older persons were mainly obtained by conducting studies in nursing homes or hospitals and small cohort studies. There were limited country-specific data on this population. Moreover, the available data pertaining to different countries were difficult to compare due to differences in the reporting format and reference values used. Although nutrition initiatives and policies were realized and public education was conducted to support the older persons, most of these efforts targeted the general population rather than the older persons population segment. In healthcare management, a higher amount of education is required pertaining to the knowledge of nutritional requirements and appropriate feeding of the older persons to reduce underfeeding and its consequences. The expert group recommended the use of a systematic approach for reviewing data pertaining to different countries, initiatives, and programs to further evaluate the available data to underpin future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2019

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Population
Delivery of Health Care
Nutrition Policy
Population Control
Nursing Homes
Nutritional Status
Malnutrition
Geriatrics
Health Status
Reference Values
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Cohort Studies
Quality of Life
Costs and Cost Analysis
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Ong, Sherlin ; Woo, Jean ; Parikh, Panam ; Chan, Ruth ; Sun, Jianqin ; Mun, Chan Yoke ; Wee, Shiou Liang ; Thu, Nghiem Nguyet ; Thang, Pham ; Setiati, Siti ; Huang, Yi Chen ; Wahlqvist, Mark L. ; Bos, Rolf ; de Groot, Lisette Cpgm. / Addressing nutritional requirements of ageing consumers in Asia-recommendations from an expert workshop. In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2019 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 204-213.
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Addressing nutritional requirements of ageing consumers in Asia-recommendations from an expert workshop. / Ong, Sherlin; Woo, Jean; Parikh, Panam; Chan, Ruth; Sun, Jianqin; Mun, Chan Yoke; Wee, Shiou Liang; Thu, Nghiem Nguyet; Thang, Pham; Setiati, Siti; Huang, Yi Chen; Wahlqvist, Mark L.; Bos, Rolf; de Groot, Lisette Cpgm.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 28, No. 2, 13.06.2019, p. 204-213.

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