Malnutrition and quality of life in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
**Editor's note: As life spans increase and baby boomers rapidly approaching retirement age, the elderly represent an unheard from and almost invisible class of lymphedema patients. Many times, their lymphedema is not treated due to their age or comorbidities associated with lymphedema. Also, with more and more elderly choosing to live alone, their attention to diet falters, and may in fact be based on their financial resources or even in their ability to prepare food. As a result, many become malnourished and have a greatly reduced quality of life. Attention needs to focus on this issue and intervention needs to be provided Pat O'Connor**