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Helping older people maintain a healthy diet: A review of what works

The evidence suggests that malnutrition causes significant and long-lasting health conditions. In an ageing society where the cost of long-term care is increasingly unaffordable, we need to ensure that older people age well. Being malnourished increases the risk of frailty and is therefore detrimental. Identifying and treating malnutrition is an important prevention programme which will, in the long term, reduce the need for both health and social care.