Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

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.




What fluid recommendation would you make?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Fluid recommendations for Person JT.

Introduction: Aging process increases the vulnerability of dehydration in old people due to the physiological changes such as decreased sense of thirst. Decreased fluid intake can result in complications such as weakness, low blood pressure, and increased risk of dizziness. It can also adversely affect the mental health including attention, memory, and concentration.


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.

The fluid recommendation for a person is generally 1 milliliter of fluid per calorie intake...

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