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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


OZKAYA, Ismail  and  GURBUZ, Murat. Malnourishment in the overweight and obese elderly. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.1, pp.39-42.  Epub Apr 26, 2021. ISSN 1699-5198.


the prevalence of obesity in the elderly has increased in recent years. Malnutrition is a syndrome characterized by inadequate intake and absorption of nutrients. Obesity could mask the presence of malnutrition.


this study aimed to determine malnutrition using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) test in obese and overweight elderly.


one hundred and eighty-seven overweight or obese elderly have been taken under review and nutritional status was assessed with the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF).


there were 101 (54.3%) male and 86 (45.7%) female elderly. Body mass index (BMI) variability of the sample group was between 25.0 and 48.9. Malnourishment percentile is 49.7% for elderly people whose BMI is over 25.


elderly individuals, especially those who are overweight or obese, are under more health threats and should be evaluated more carefully.

Keywords : Elderly; Nutritional status; MNA-SF.

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