Anemia in elderly people: Risk marker or risk factor?

Paltiel, Ora; Clarfield, A. Mark
August 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/4/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 3/4, p129
Academic Journal
In this article, the author comments on the issue as to whether anemia in old people is a risk marker or a risk factor. Being cited is the theory saying that such disease in elderly people seems to have multiple etiologies which include nutritional deficiencies as well as chronic disease. The author stresses that anemia, particularly in older people, has been associated with decreased function and increased mortality.


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