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

About to turn 81, Elizabeth Wetter is 5 ft 6 in. tall and weighs 106 lb. She has had Parkinson’s disease for 5 years, but that is not what concerns her. Her problem is pain from arthritis and lack of energy. She saw an ad on television for a vitamin- mineral supplement with ginseng that promises “more energy.” Her son also told her to take a liquid dietary supplement to “feel better.” Eighteen months ago, she had successful surgery for colon cancer, which was followed by chemotherapy treatments. She is now free of cancer. After the cancer treatment, she fell and broke a hip. This healed well, but serious leg pains started shortly afterward. There seems to be no cause for the pain, and a cure is unavailable. She is no longer able to take her walks through the neighborhood or tend her prize-winning garden. She would like to weigh 118 pounds again (her “usual”) and is seeking nutritional counseling to try to regain some of her energy.

What other information would you want to know in order to counsel Ms. Wetter?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Information other than what is given in order to counsel Person EW.

Introduction: Aging reflects normal physiological and psychological changes of the person over time. With advancing age, these changes accumulate by leading to a decreased immune power in the body of older adults. Therefore, older adults need extra health care that includes nutritional value as well as psychological help.


Person EW, aged 81, is 5 ft 6 in. tall and weighs 106 lb with a history of Parkinson’s disease for the last 5 years. Person EW has arthritis pain and suffers from a lack of energy. She learned from a television ad about a vitamin-mineral energy supplement with ginseng. Also, Person EW’s son advised her to opt for a liquid dietary supplement.

Person EW had a successful surgery related to colon cancer eighteen months ago and was followed by chemotherapy treatment which made her free from cancer. After the surgery, one day she fell and broke her hip. Though it had healed well, she started suffering from serious leg pain without any known reason...

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