In this article dietary intakes of the water soluble vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, B6, folate, B12 and C in both free-living and institutionalized elderly persons living a Western lifestyle are reviewed.
In total 37 studies on elderly people (aged 60 years and over) which were published between 1980 and 1993 are discussed with a view to the dietary assessment methods used, dietary recommendations and blood biochemistry.
Dietary intakes of thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B12 in general are found to be adequate.
Vitamin B6 intake was found to be most frequently below the recommendations.
A substantial proportion of the elderly had dietary folate intakes below two-thirds of the country specific recommendations in several studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Vieillard, Homme, Pays industrialisé, Ascorbique acide, Folate, Alimentation, Consommation alimentaire, Recommandation alimentaire, Etat nutritionnel, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Elderly, Human, Industrialized country, Ascorbic acid, Folate, Feeding, Food intake, Dietary allowance, Nutritional status, Review
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