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Book and Media Reviews
January 5, 2011

Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging

JAMA. 2011;305(1):99-103. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1943

The latest edition of Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging is a guide for physicians and other health care professionals who work with older adults, a high-risk population of rapidly increasing proportion. This text discusses relationships between nutrition and successful aging. The editors state that the book “was written to assist health caregivers for older adults by providing strategies for effective secondary interventions for established diseases and conditions amenable to dietary modulation.” The book is comprehensive, fully referenced, well organized, and practical and can be understood by all types of health professionals.