Why is it hard to manage health conditions through diet in the elderly?

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Dietary changes are critical to successfully manage many common medical conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. That’s true whether you are young or old. In the elderly, however, social isolation, alcoholism and dementia are common causes of malnutrition and require nutritional intervention as part of treatment.

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