Ageing well: Eat wisely

Older adults require a full range of nutrients, including protein and vitamin D, and fibre from a variety of foods to maintain good health.
Older adults require a full range of nutrients, including protein and vitamin D, and fibre from a variety of foods to maintain good health.PHOTO: FOODMATTERS

Ageing does not mean that you will shrink and become very weak and slow. But the risk of frailty increases with age, and malnutrition is the primary cause of it.

Recent research here has shown that good nutrition, physical activity and cognitive stimulation can help reverse frailty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2018, with the headline 'Eat wisely'. Print Edition | Subscribe