Nutrition needs of seniors are not the same as younger adults

While there is a lot of interest among the public about nutrition and brain health lately, my overriding passion for many years has been in alerting people in their 60s and beyond to their unique nutrition needs. Too often I see older people who have become physically or cognitively frail merely because they have been following eating advice appropriate for 30, 40 or 50 year olds, but which instead has caused them harm. To counter that I wrote my first book Eat To Cheat Ageing in 2014. That shares the science of nutrition and ageing in the language of the everyday reader.

Things are different for people from their mid 60s onward – for example, weight loss causes damaging muscle loss in later age so doesn’t provide the universal benefits that younger adults might achieve. There are many things that are different about the nutritional needs of younger and older adults and I discuss them in detail in that book, on this website and on social media.

Ageing is the triumph of modern medicine and naturally we all want the extra years medical and technological advances have helped us achieve to be good ones. Eat To Cheat Ageing will help you know how to do just that.