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Book and Media Reviews
October 15, 2008

Geriatric Nutrition

JAMA. 2008;300(15):1825-1826. doi:10.1001/jama.300.15.1825

Geriatric Nutrition contains 35 chapters ranging from basic nutrient needs to epidemiologic and social issues. Several well-written chapters discuss nutrition issues in assisted-living and health care communities. This book definitely excels at providing the reader with a breadth of information. The chapters provide information that most clinicians should find useful and pragmatic. To demonstrate the extent of information, the numerous geriatric topics include obesity, cachexia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anemia, and depression.