06/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

STUDY: Loss Of Appetite In Eldery Linked To Depression

That sappy greeting-card commercial, in which an 8-year-old boy cheers up his older neighbor with a card "just because," may be on to something. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing finds that depression among older adults, particularly women, is a leading factor in malnourishment.

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