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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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JT—Spiraling Out of Control?

JT, a retired computer company executive, eats out four times a week since his wife died last year. Meals at home consist of microwave dinners or supreme pizza. He belongs to a health club, which he visits three times a week, and where he has many friends. Occasionally, JT and his friends go out for beers after their workout. Shortly after his 69th birthday (2 years ago), he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Last week, he visited the clinic for his annual checkup. He was measured at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighed 235 pounds (106.8 kg). His doctor is worried about JT’s family history of heart disease.

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As his nutritionist, what nutrition remedies would you explore to help JT?

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To suggest: The nutrition remedies for Person JT.

Introduction: The immune power of the body decreases with age, and therefore, it is essential for a person older than 70 years to maintain their health and eat nutritous food. They should consume food that has enough carbohydrates, proteins, fibers, fats, and other essential micronutrients as recommended for daily dietary intake. Before buying functional foods, they should track the amount of nutrients in them to avoid toxicity due to increased level of any nutrient.

Explanation

Person JT is a 71-year-old retired computer company executive with height 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 235 pounds at the time of annual checkup. He visits the health club irregularly and his nutrition is based on microwave dinners or pizza and occasionally drinks beer at the bar. His wife died last year, and two years ago, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The doctor is concerned with his family’s history of heart diseases.

Upon conducting the nutritional analysis for Person JT, the ingestion of junk food four times a week was discovered, and it was observed that there could be serious side effects on his health. An average intake of calories of a person of age 71 years should be 2200–2400 calories per day...

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