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Healthy aging: further research needed on measurement methods in geriatrics

Interview with Professor Kristina Norman, Head of the Geriatric Research Group at the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin and the Department of Nutrition and Gerontology, German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke

10/22/2018

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Prof. Kristina Norman

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Reference values for the elderly are necessary to validate age-specific formulas.

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In addition to the BIA, functional tests provide information on how fit the patient is in everyday life.