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Over-60s: Malnutrition on the rise

The number of over-60s diagnosed with malnutrition has more than trebled in the past decade, says NHS Digital.

Around a tenth of older adults, some 1.3 million people, are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. But with the vast majority living at home, the problem often goes unreported. 

The independent Malnutrition Task Force said the problem isn’t just poverty, citing poor public health messaging, a lack of mobility or ability to shop, eat and drink at home without help, and loneliness and isolation.