Aging Affects The Appetite And Food Intake

1697 Words May 24th, 2016 7 Pages
Abstract
Aging affects the appetite and food intake of a person resulting in a gradual decreasing in the body weight. Moreover, slower stomach emptying makes the elderly to experience increased fullness or satiation all the time. The alteration of gut peptides, such as cholecystokinin, insulin, GLP-1 and Peptide YY during aging modifies satiation and satiety. Moreover, the study collected data from seven scholarly reviewed medical journals following well-defined criteria: must use scholarly reviewed journals written English and the journals had to align with the topic under discussion. It demonstrated the differences in satiety and satiation related to age and their unique responses to gut hormones. Moreover, out of the seven articles, four were controlled trials while three of them included cohort studies. The keywords used during the study were aging, food intake, regulate, satiety and satiation. Other studies used in the search demonstrated major strengths, such as exhibiting the differences in satiety and satiation related to age and their unique responses to the gut hormones. They also showed the likelihood for the manipulation of nutritional factors like the meal size, taste, and variety for inhibiting weight gain or weight loss through compensatory alterations in energy ingestion. The major limitation of the study included their inability to reflect the general population because the elderly subjects represented successful aging, free of chronic diseases and…

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