Diet Quality and Health in Older Americans

Adequate nutrition is an essential component of healthy aging. This study documents the quality of diets among older Americans and implications of healthy eating for their physical and mental health. Using a nationally representative longitudinal sample of adults aged ≥50 years, from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2010–2016 and food intake data from the 2013 Health Care and Nutrition Study (HCNS), the study evaluates the onset of health problems along the spectrum of diet quality measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015.

Full citation: Zhao, H., Andreyeva, T. Diet Quality and Health in Older Americans. Nutrients 2022, 14, 1198.