chapter  15
24 Pages

Gastrointestinal Nutritional Problems in the Aged: Role of Vegetable and Fruit Use

Potential Effects on Nutrition...........................................................234 15.2.2 Nutritional Status of the Elderly:

Role of Vegetable and Fruit Intake ..................................................235 15.3 Gastrointestinal Disease in the Aged:

Role of Vegetables and Fruits in Prevention................................................236 15.3.1 Carbohydrates in Vegetables and Fruits that Affect

Gastrointestinal Function..................................................................237 15.3.2 Noncarbohydrate Components with Significant Effects on the

Gastrointestinal Tract........................................................................239 15.3.2.1 Antioxidants in Vegetables and Fruits...............................239 15.3.2.2 Enzyme Modulators...........................................................240 15.3.2.3 Phytoestrogens ...................................................................240