Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in elderly Caucasians affecting millions of Americans and threatening their quality of life. Prevalence rates are expected to reach epic proportions in the U.S. as baby boomers reach beyond middle age.
The statistics are startling. According to a recent study regarding seniors and nutrition, more than half of those who visit emergency rooms are either malnourished or at-risk for malnutrition – but not because of critical illness, dementia, or a lack of access to health care.
Practical approaches to Clinical Nutrition
Appropriate nutritional intake is a necessity to nourish the body with the proper vitamins and minerals, thus promoting optimal health. Many Americans, however, do not obtain sufficient vitamins from their everyday diet.