Older Adults Suffer from Food Insecurity, Cognitive Decline

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About The Study: In this study using data from 3,037 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries, food insecurity was prevalent and associated with a decline in executive function. Interventions and policies aiming to increase healthy food access or reduce food insecurity should be assessed for their impact on older adults’ cognitive outcome.

Authors: Boeun Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

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