314 results match your criteria Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly [Journal]


High rates of malnutrition in older adults receiving different levels of health care in Lleida, Catalonia: an assessment of contributory factors.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Oct;29(4):410-22

Department of Nursing, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.

The aim of this study was to define the factors associated with the presence or risk of malnutrition in older adults (>65 years of age) attending health care centers in Lleida, Catalonia, using a cross-sectional study approach. Nutritional parameters assessed included the Mini Nutritional Assessment Scale, sociodemographic and psychosocial factors, functional and cognitive status, swallowing and oral problems, texture and route of administration of the diet, changes in dietary intake, and presence of digestive disorders. A total of 398 individuals (184 men) with an average age of 77 years were included in the assessment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.521043DOI Listing
October 2010
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The validity of Nutrition Screening Initiative DETERMINE Checklist responses in older Georgians.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Oct;29(4):393-409

Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA.

The Nutrition Screening Initiative DETERMINE Checklist (NSI) is used throughout the United States to assess nutrition risk of those requesting the services of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program (OAANP). This study examined the ability of the NSI to evaluate nutrition risk by comparing the responses between NSI and matched comparable survey questions using the self-administered mail survey data that were collected among 924 new OAANP applicants in Georgia (mean age 75.0 ± 9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.521031DOI Listing
October 2010
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Artificial nutrition and hydration at the end of life.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Oct;29(4):347-85

Department of Human Environmental Studies, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859, USA.

Considerable controversy surrounds the issue of care at the end of life (EOL) for older adults. Technological advances and the legal, ethical, clinical, religious, cultural, personal, and fiscal considerations in the provision of artificial hydration and nutrition support to older adults near death are presented in this comprehensive review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.521020DOI Listing
October 2010
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Nutrition knowledge of rural older populations: can congregate meal site participants manage their own diets?

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jul;29(3):325-44

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina 27707-3129, USA.

Congregate meal sites were funded to assist socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural older individuals in improving their health-related practices. Although the participants in the program are largely female, the meals are designed to meet one third of the daily caloric intake of a 70-year-old male, and to satisfy his recommended dietary allowances for total fat, fiber, calcium, and sodium. The actual percentage of the required nutrient intake contributed by meals served at congregate sites is indefinite. Read More

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July 2010
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Repeatability and validation of a short, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire designed for older adults living in Mediterranean areas: the MEDIS-FFQ.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jul;29(3):311-24

Department of Dietetics-Nutrition Science, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.

The aim of the present work was to evaluate the repeatability and the validity of a short food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) that could be used for older people living in Mediterranean areas. The semi-quantitative FFQ included questions regarding the frequency of consumption of the main food groups and beverages typically consumed in the Mediterranean areas as well as some questions regarding eating habits of older persons. During 2006-2007, for the repeatability assessment (within 10-30 days), 150 individuals (51 +/- 17 yrs, 40% males) were studied, while another 190 individuals (74 +/- 9 yrs, 52% males) were enrolled for the validation purposes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.499096DOI Listing
July 2010
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Impact of participation in Home-Delivered Meals on nutrient intake, dietary patterns, and food insecurity of older persons in New York state.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jul;29(3):293-310

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA.

The aim of this study was to determine if (1) participation in Home-Delivered Meals (HDM) results in improved dietary patterns and nutrient intake, lower food insecurity, and reduced loss of weight; (2) subgroups of older persons are more likely to benefit; and (3) nutritional indicators of impact other than nutrient intake may be useful. The design used was quasi-experimental, with longitudinal assessment of individuals on HDM at baseline (before receipt of services), 6, and 12 months, and comparison to non-randomized group receiving other services. Outcomes included measured weight and height, 24-hour dietary recall, and food insecurity. Read More

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July 2010
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Maintaining functionality in later years: a review of nutrition and physical activity interventions in postmenopausal women.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jul;29(3):259-92

Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, USA.

Independence and quality of life of postmenopausal women are influenced by functional status. Nutrition and physical activity impact functional changes through changes in body composition. The article presents a narrative review of the literature to identify interventions that improve the functionality of community-dwelling postmenopausal women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.499093DOI Listing
July 2010
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World hunger and movements to stop it!

Authors:
Christine Ocampo

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):255-7

Center for Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.480898DOI Listing
April 2010
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Vitamin and mineral supplements have a nutritionally significant impact on micronutrient intakes of older adults attending senior centers.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):241-54

Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA.

Older adults frequently report use of vitamin and mineral (VM) supplements, although the impact of supplements on dietary adequacy remains largely unknown. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate micronutrient intakes of older adults with emphasis on identifying nutrients most improved by VM supplements, nutrients most likely to remain inadequate, and nutrients most likely consumed in excess. Community-based volunteers were recruited from senior centers and completed a questionnaire querying demographic data, current health status, and VM supplement use. Read More

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01639366.2010.480
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.480897DOI Listing
April 2010
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Recently hospital-discharged older adults are vulnerable and may be underserved by the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):227-40

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.

The home-delivered meal (HDM) program of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program (OAANP) has traditionally served frail homebound older adults; however, due to gaps in the continuum of care, enrollment in this program following hospital discharge remains a challenge. Trained interviewers at 6 HDM sites in 6 U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639361003772608DOI Listing
April 2010
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Adequacy of and satisfaction with delivery and use of home-delivered meals.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):211-26

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, 800 Sumter St., Room 216, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

For home-delivered meals to have a beneficial impact on older persons, it is important that both delivery of services and use by older persons are adequate. From November 2004 to February 2005, we conducted a random-sample telephone survey of 1505 New York City home-delivered meals recipients, asking them about adequacy of and satisfaction with delivery of services and use of meal services. Fourteen percent of recipients relied solely on program food. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639361003772525DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126649PMC
April 2010
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Nutrition screening index for older adults (SCREEN II) demonstrates sex and age invariance.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):192-210

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada.

Testing and refining nutrition screening tools that have demonstrated validity and reliability is important to ensure that mechanisms for allocating nutrition resources to those most in need are as efficient as possible. Using structural equation modelling, a nutrition screening instrument for community-dwelling seniors (SCREEN II) was tested to determine its factor structure and to understand how it measures nutrition risk. Further, this analysis was completed to identify a model that works equivalently for men and women and older and younger seniors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639361003772426DOI Listing
April 2010
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Food insecurity is associated with cost-related medication non-adherence in community-dwelling, low-income older adults in Georgia.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):170-91

Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA.

Low-income older adults are at increased risk of cutting back on basic needs, including food and medication. This study examined the relationship between food insecurity and cost-related medication non-adherence (CRN) in low-income Georgian older adults. The study sample includes new Older Americans Act Nutrition Program participants and waitlisted people assessed by a self-administered mail survey (N = 1000, mean age 75. Read More

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April 2010
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Physical limitations contribute to food insecurity and the food insecurity-obesity paradox in older adults at senior centers in Georgia.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):150-69

Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA.

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of obesity and physical limitations with food insecurity among Georgians participating in the Older Americans Act (OAA) congregate meal-site program (N = 621, median age = 76 years, 83% female, 36% Black, and 64% White, convenience sample). Food insecurity was assessed using the modified 6-item US Household Food Security Survey Module; obesity was defined as Body Mass Index (BMI) or waist circumference (WC) class I or II obesity; and physical limitations (arthritis, joint pain, poor physical function, weight-related disability) were based on the Disablement Process. A series of multivariate logistic regression models found weight-related disability and obesity (WC class II) may be potential risk factors for food insecurity. Read More

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01639361003772343
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April 2010
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Food insecurity, food and nutrition programs, and aging: experiences from Georgia.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):116-49

Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA.

Food insecurity and hunger are real and growing problems in the United States. Among older adults, the prevalence of food insecurity is at a 14-year high and occurred in more than 8% of households with older adults in 2008 according to USDA. However, the rate is at least 10% higher when less severe degrees of food insecurity are considered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.480895DOI Listing
April 2010
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In a society of plenty, food shortages still threaten health.

Authors:
Connie W Bales

J Nutr Elder 2010 Apr;29(2):115

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639366.2010.480890DOI Listing
April 2010
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Dietary fat reduction behaviors among African American, American Indian, and white older adults with diabetes.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):143-57

Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.

Dietary self-management of diabetes is often difficult for older adults to practice, particularly in rural communities. We describe patterns and correlates of dietary fat reduction among older rural adults with diabetes of any type. In-home interviews were conducted with a multiethnic random sample of 701 adults ≥ 65 with diabetes from two North Carolina counties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360902950158DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2854545PMC
April 2009
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Telomere talk: the nutrition connection.

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Christine Ocampo

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):110-1

Center for Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903574775DOI Listing
January 2010
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Meals served in Danish nursing homes and to Meals-on-Wheels clients may not offer nutritionally adequate choices.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):100-9

Department of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2860 Soeborg, Denmark.

Underweight is a significant problem among older Danish nursing home residents and home-care clients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional composition of the meals prepared for older adults in nursing homes and receiving Meals-on-Wheels deliveries, focusing on the menus most commonly served, including the standard menu (most commonly prepared), the energy and protein dense menu, and two types of texture modified menus (chopped and blended). Also, one portion of a homemade energy and protein dense drink was collected and analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903574742DOI Listing
January 2010
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Vitamin B(12) deficiency is linked with long-term use of proton pump inhibitors in institutionalized older adults: could a cyanocobalamin nasal spray be beneficial?

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):87-99

Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, USA.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether institutionalized older individuals taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI) for more than 12 months were more likely to have vitamin B(12) deficiency than individuals not taking PPI, and whether cyanocobalamin nasal spray would improve their vitamin B(12) status. Participants were long-term care residents aged 60-89 years. PPI users (n = 17) were treated with cyanocobalamin nasal spray for 8 weeks; non-PPI users (n = 19) were not treated but were followed for the same time duration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903574734DOI Listing
January 2010
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Associations of energy intake and type 2 diabetes with hypertryglyceridemia in older adults living in the Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS study.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):72-86

Department of Nutrition Science-Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.

The aim of the present work was to evaluate the associations of bio-clinical, dietary, and other lifestyle characteristics with the prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia among older individuals living in the Mediterranean islands. Information was collected for an extensive array of demographic, bio-clinical, and dietary characteristics, including serum lipids, body weight and height, and food group and nutrient information derived from a food frequency questionnaire. Serum lipid analyses showed that 37% and 35% of males and females, respectively, had elevated triglyceride (TG) levels. Read More

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January 2010
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Nutritional supplements for older adults: review and recommendations--Part II.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):42-71

Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

The use of nutritional supplements (NS) with the intention of improving health and delaying age-related chronic disease is a common practice among older adults; however, randomized controlled trials have yielded mixed results regarding the likelihood that these NS provide true health benefits. We reviewed the findings of these studies regarding the effects of NS of folic acid, vitamin B(12), vitamin B(6), and omega-3 fatty acids on health outcomes in older adults. Our conclusions include the following: Supplements of the B vitamins folate, B(12) and B(6) have been studied with regards to primary and secondary prevention of a number of major age-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, cognitive decline, and cancer. Read More

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January 2010
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Undernutrition in hospitalized older adults: patterns and correlates, outcomes, and opportunities for intervention with a focus on processes of care.

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):4-41

Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-2041, USA.

Undernutrition in hospitalized older adults is increasingly being recognized as a serious problem with implications for both patient care and outcomes and health service utilization and costs. This article presents an overview of research that has been conducted examining undernutrition in hospitalized older adults. First, findings from observational studies examining patterns and predictors of undernutrition in hospitalized older adults will be described, with a focus on methodological challenges. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903574585DOI Listing
January 2010
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What is the "right diet" for a healthy old age?

Authors:
Connie W Bales

J Nutr Elder 2010 Jan;29(1):2-3

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903574569DOI Listing
January 2010
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A nutritional status survey of older adults in long-term care in the Yazd province of Iran.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):408-15

Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, Iran.

It is important to assess the nutritional status of older adults because of its role in ensuring health and quality of life and its association with functional status. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nutritional status of an older adult population living in long-term care institutions in the Yazd province of Iran. Fifty elderly subjects were randomly selected from each of two long-term care institutions in Yazd. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903393549DOI Listing
October 2009
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A comparison of eating practices of independently living older adults in private residences and in senior retirement housing: a pilot study.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):394-407

Research Institute on Aging, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA.

This study investigated eating-related habits and their importance in older people and compared those living in private residences with those in senior retirement community housing. A convenience sample of 58 seniors answered eating-related items from the Self-maintenance Habits and Preferences in Elderly questionnaire (SHAPE). Meal location, companions, concurrent activities, portion size, and food variety differed between private and retirement housing for some meals, but the overall importance assigned to eating practices was similar. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903393531DOI Listing
October 2009
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Vitamin D insufficiency among postmenopausal women in urban and rural areas in Guilan, Northern Iran.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):386-93

Department of Human Nutrition, School of Public Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, I.R. Iran.

This study aimed to describe vitamin D status in postmenopausal women in urban and rural areas in Guilan, northern Iran. Between October 2004 and February 2005 a group of 750 women older than 50 years was randomly selected from urban and rural areas in Guilan. The participants were interviewed to collect data on age, educational level, body weight, height, employment status, reproductive history, medications, history of illness, and supplement use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903393523DOI Listing
October 2009
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Race/Ethnicity differences in the relationship between obesity and gait speed among older Americans.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):372-85

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849, USA.

Projections indicate that the older American population will become more racially diverse in the future. Therefore, eliminating health disparities among older adults should be a public health priority. Using data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, we examined the relationship between obesity, measured by BMI and waist circumference, and gait speed, a performance-based measure of physical function, in 2,285 older adults (≥60 y) in order to determine whether this relationship varies by race/ethnicity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903393515DOI Listing
October 2009
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Self-reported height, calculated height, and derived body mass index in assessment of older adults.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):359-71

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois 61625, USA.

Body mass index (BMI) is frequently used as assessment of nutritional and health risk. Yet, there is no consensus regarding assessment of height and cutpoints for weight classification in older adults. We first investigated differences in height by self-report (SR-height) and height calculated from measured knee-height (KH-height) and derived BMI in a cross-sectional assessment of 145 older adults residing in a Midwestern United States city. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903393507DOI Listing
October 2009
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Natural food folate and late-life depression.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):348-58

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Neuropsychiatric Imaging Research Laboratory, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA.

Low folate status has been linked to depression, but findings have been inconsistent. The authors sought to examine the association between folate intake and late-life depression. This cross-sectional study included individuals age 60 and older (n = 111 depression, n = 136 comparison). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903417181DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3324853PMC
October 2009
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Mealtimes in nursing homes: striving for person-centered care.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Oct;28(4):327-47

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Macdonald Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Malnutrition is a common and serious problem in nursing homes. Dietary strategies need to be augmented by person-centered mealtime care practices to address this complex issue. This review will focus on literature from the past two decades on mealtime experiences and feeding assistance in nursing homes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903417066DOI Listing
October 2009
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Prevalence of undernutrition in a long-term care facility in Qatar.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):313-22

Human Nutrition Program, Department of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

This study assessed the nutritional status of 130 Qatari patients aged 65 to 90 years who were residing in a long-term care facility for six months. Admission weight was not measured for 49.2% of the subjects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140353DOI Listing
July 2009
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Prevalence of chronic energy deficiency in rural-dwelling older Indian adults during a period of severe drought.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):301-12

National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Jamai-Osmania, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The prevalence of chronic energy deficiency (CED = BMI < 18.5) among older adults (≥60 years) was assessed utilizing a large data set from a community-based cross-sectional study carried out in severely drought-affected rural areas of India. Anthropometric measurements (height, weight) were recorded for a total of 3,147 individuals, and a family diet survey (one day 24-hour recall) was carried out in 1,900 households (HHs) from 190 villages. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140338DOI Listing
July 2009
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Anthropometric and dietary evaluations in a sample of "healthy" Mexican older adults.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):287-300

Medical Research Unit in Renal Diseases, Hospital de Especialidades, CMNO, Guadalajara, Mexico.

The purpose of this study was to describe anthropometric, metabolic, and nutritional characteristics in healthy elderly adults in a primary health care setting. It was conducted through a cross-sectional study of 80 subjects 60 years of age and older. After confirming healthy status, clinical, biochemical, dietetic, and anthropometric evaluations were performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140270DOI Listing
July 2009
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Nutrition education improves morale and self-efficacy for middle-aged and older women.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):272-86

University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, Laramie, WY, USA.

This study aimed to improve dietary compliance, attitudes, morale, and self-efficacy for 58 community-residing women ages 54-83 years regarding heart healthy dietary practices using a randomized control group design in two North Carolina counties. Questionnaires administered prior to Visits 1 (Baseline) and 4 (Day 90) and three 3-day food records were completed within 1 week of Visit 1 and 28-30 days thereafter. Treatment included two individual counseling sessions using pre-tested materials: Controls received corresponding mailings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140205DOI Listing
July 2009
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Measuring the impact of nutrition education and physical activity on older adults participating in government sponsored programs.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):255-71

Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA.

A longitudinal, four-year study (2004-2007) with a cohort of 139 older adults (majority women;71%) was conducted to examine the impact of community-based nutrition and physical activity programs on health outcome measures. Demographic and anthropometric data were collected and nutrition screening was performed. Blood pressure, serum cholesterol and glucose levels, and pulse rate were also measured. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140189DOI Listing
July 2009
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Use of calcium, folate, and vitamin D₃-fortified milk for 6 months improves nutritional status but not bone mass or turnover, in a group of Australian aged care residents.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):236-54

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia.

In residential care, inadequate calcium and folate intakes and low serum vitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations are common. We assessed whether daily provision of calcium, folate, and vitamin D₃-fortified milk for 6 months improved nutritional status (serum micronutrients), bone quality (heel ultrasound), bone turnover markers (parathyroid hormone, C-terminal collagen I telopeptide, terminal propeptide of type I procollagen), and/or muscle strength and mobility in a group of Australian aged care residents. One hundred and seven residents completed the study (mean (SD) age: 79. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140130DOI Listing
July 2009
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Alcohol and the older adult: a comprehensive review.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jul;28(3):203-35

Department of Human Environmental Studies, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859, USA.

Alcohol consumption in the older adult is of major concern with the advent of baby boomers coming into the over 65-age bracket. Alcohol consumption has been touted as beneficial for health, and while that may be accurate for moderate consumption in younger persons, there is considerable risk associated with increased alcohol intake in older adults. This increase is partially due to age-related physiological changes, existing diagnoses, number of comorbid conditions, and increased use of prescribed and/or over-the-counter medications, coupled with other concerns. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360903140106DOI Listing
July 2009
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Helpful web sites for food safety and older adults.

Authors:
Christine Ocampo

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):200-1

Center for Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Unlabelled: When it comes to Food Safety in the U.S. there is not just one government agency responsible for a safe food supply, the Food Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) play key roles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360902950240DOI Listing
April 2009
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A home-based nutrition and physical activity intervention for grandparents raising grandchildren: a pilot study.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):188-99

Division of Nutrition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3995, USA.

Five African American grandparents raising their grandchildren participated in a home-based nutrition and physical activity intervention. The primary goals were to increase grandparents' knowledge and skills in selecting and preparing healthy foods and to increase the grandparents' and grandchildren's physical activity levels. Results revealed that grandparents' concerns regarding their chronic diseases and desire to prevent health problems in their grandchildren served as motivators. Read More

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April 2009
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Reasons given by homebound older adults living in a large midwestern city for taking or not taking vitamin and mineral supplements.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):174-87

Bayer Healthcare, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

The prevalence of vitamin and mineral supplement usage in a group of homebound older adults in a large Midwestern city and their motivation for supplement use or nonuse were evaluated. Sixty-one selected homebound individuals 60 years and older from three assistance programs for older adults participated in the study. Forty-seven percent reported taking vitamin or mineral supplements, and of these 93% were taking a multivitamin supplement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360902950208DOI Listing
April 2009
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The relationships between food group consumption, self-rated health, and life satisfaction of community-dwelling canadian older men: the manitoba follow-up study.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):158-73

Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

We conducted a cross-sectional evaluation nested within a long-term cohort study that was designed to examine the relationship between frequency of food group consumption (FGC), self-rated health, and life satisfaction of community-dwelling older men in the Manitoba Follow-up Study. Questionnaires returned from 1,211 Canadian male participants contained frequency of FGC (daily, most days, or rarely), self-reported nutrition, and health-related perceptions. Men consuming vegetables/fruit (V&F) daily versus rarely were four times more likely to report better self-rated health OR = 4. Read More

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April 2009
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Challenges in the delivery of nutrition services to hospital discharged older adults: the community connections demonstration project.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):127-42

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA.

The objective of this project was to explore the effort necessary to transform the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program (OAANP) into core programs within an integrated health care delivery system that serves hospital-discharged older adults in order to assist them in reintegrating into the community. Six OAANPs in six states were funded and provided technical assistance to develop coalitions with hospitals and community organizations. Each demonstration site was unique and faced many challenges in reaching out to a hospitalized vulnerable population. Read More

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April 2009
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Food Safety Knowledge and Practices among Older Adults: Identifying Causes and Solutions for Risky Behaviors.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):112-26

RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA.

Adults aged 60 years and older are more likely than younger adults to experience complications, hospitalization, and death because of food-borne infections. Recognizing this risk, we conducted a nationally representative survey (n = 1,140) to characterize older adults' food safety knowledge, attitudes, and practices as well as the demographic characteristics of older adults with risky food handling practices. The survey was conducted using a Web-enabled panel. Read More

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April 2009
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Food-borne illness: high stakes health threat for older adults.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Apr;28(2):108-11

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April 2009
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The cutting edge. The modified food guide pyramid for older adults.

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J Nutr Elder 2009 Jan-Mar;28(1):105-6

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360802634134DOI Listing
March 2009
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Which physicians are best prepared to advise seniors about nutrition? A pilot survey in Israel.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jan-Mar;28(1):96-104

Department of Public Health, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Physicians' knowledge and attitudes can profoundly impact the quality of nutritional care provided to older patients. We assessed physicians' knowledge and attitudes concerning nutritional care for older adults and its correlates. Questionnaires were mailed to 898 physicians in the second largest HMO in Israel: the response rate was 26. Read More

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March 2009
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Use and safety perceptions regarding herbal supplements: a study of older persons in southeast Idaho.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jan-Mar;28(1):81-95

Department of Public Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Herbal supplements (HS) are used by older persons and are often perceived as safe, although there is limited research that examines why this perception exists. A questionnaire was developed and pilot tested to investigate the use and perceived safety of HS among a convenience sample of 112 adults aged 60 to 92 in southeast Idaho. Fifty-five percent of the participants (n = 62) reported using HS in the past. Read More

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March 2009
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Is physical activity associated with appetite? A survey of long-term care residents.

J Nutr Elder 2009 Jan-Mar;28(1):72-80

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

The intent of this research was to explore the influence of physical activity on the appetite of older adults in long-term care. Given the impact of the anorexia of aging and the increasing numbers of older adults, this could have significant health implications. Residents (N = 93) of a long-term care, assisted living, and rehabilitation facility were surveyed using the "Appetite & Activity Questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639360802634019DOI Listing
March 2009
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