The 2nd Danone Nutrition Forum
“Nutrition and Health in Aging Society”

The Danone Institute of Japan organized the 2nd Danone Nutrition Forum on “Nutrition and Health in Aging Society” on November 4, 2000 in Tokyo. 730 of Dietitians and health professionals participated.

2nd Danone Nutrition Forum

Date November 4, 2000
Time 13:00~17:20
Venue Sabou Kaikan 2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, 102-0093 Tokyo Japan


“Nutrition and Health in Aging Society”

Opening Remarks Prof. Yasutoshi MUTO
President of DIJF

Prof. Yoshiya HATA
Kyorin University School of Medicine

Prof. Teiji NAKAMURA
Director,Department of Nutrition, St. Marianna University Hospital

(1)”Epidemiological Survey on the elderly”

Dr. Hiroshi SHIBATA
President, Japan Well-Aging Association

(2)”Digestion and Absorption of the Elderly”

Prof. Yasuyuki ARAKAWA
Third Department of Internal Medicine Nihon University, School of Medicine

(3)”Nutrition Evaluation of the Elderly”

Chief, the Laboratory of Chronic Disease Prevention,Division of Adult Health Science,The National Institute of Health and Nutrition

(4)”Nutrition Assessment of the Elderly”
– A Roll of Branched- chain Amino Acids –

Prof. Hisataka MORIWAKI
First Department of Internal Medicine,Gifu University School of Medicine

(5)”A Practical Aspects of Nutrition Control for the Elderly”

Dr. Dr. Setsuko KANAYA
Head of Nutrition Department,Seireimikatagahara Hospital

——- Tea Break ——-

(6)Panel Discussion

Dr. SHIBATA, Dr. SUGIYAMA,Professor MORIWAKI, Dr. KANAYA, Professor Allison

Special Lecture Chairperson
Prof. Yasutoshi MUTO
President of DIJF

“Nutritional Care of the Hospital Patient”

Prof. S P Allison
Department of Diabetes Endocrinology and Nutrition Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital,Nottingham

photo The prevalence of malnutrition among the sick elderly admitted to hospital is as high as 40%, with half being severely malnourished. They continue to lose weight in hospital un less special measures are taken. Our own studies of hospital food show that 40% of that given to the elderly is wasted, so that they receive only 75% of their required energy and protein intake, with parallel reductions in micronutrients. The hospital care of the elderly demands a proper nutritional policy for screening, referral, assessment and nutritional care. Aspects of this from hospital food through to oral supplements and artificial nutrition will be discussed.


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