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Why junk food can be good for older patients

Dr. Liz Jones, head of environment at the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, who is responsible for policy on hospital food, said it was more important patients ate food they liked rather than leave healthy food uneaten. Speaking at Age UK’s For Later Life conference, the doctor warned that older people at risk of not eating enough had become ‘terrified’ because of anti-obesity campaigns. She said 100 calories of junk food was better than not eating at all.

Daily Mail UK, July 2014, Read more here.


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