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Submitted photo River Falls Medical Clinic and Hospital dietician Debra Sanders demonstrates a blood-sugar test to some visiting youngsters who were raising money for the fight against diabetes.

What you eat becomes more critical with age

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With age people are often less active and prone to gain weight while losing muscle mass. Their immune systems weaken, leaving them more susceptible to disease and illness.

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"Having a balance of nutrients is vital," says River Falls Medical Clinic dietician Debra Sanders. "Sometimes you find that seniors fix meals with just one food group -- like macaroni and cheese, a common one.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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