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Judith E. Brown
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Fat-free mass or lean body mass tends to shrink in old age. This results in significantly decreased need for calories, vitamins, and minerals.

_____ True _____ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Fat-free mass or lean body mass tends to shrink in old age. This result in significantly decreased need for calories, vitamins, and minerals” is true or false.

Introduction: The ageing process is often associated with a change in the nutritional requirement of a person. The requirement for energy decreases however the requirement for some essential nutrients increases.

Explanation

In old age, there is a shift in the composition of the musculoskeletal system of the body with decreased lean body mass. Therefore, the energy required per kilogram of body weight also decreases and there is a significant decrease in the amount of calories required to be consumed...

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