Why are vitamin deficiencies common in the elderly?

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We need to eat less to maintain a healthy body weight as we age. With the drop comes a reduction in micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining good health. That’s why weight loss and certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in the elderly.

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