Is nutrition important to postpone frailty?

Kelaiditi, E., Guyonnet, S. and Cesari, M., 2015. Is nutrition important to postpone frailty? Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care , 18 (1), 37 - 42 .

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DOI: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000129

Abstract

Purpose of review: The purpose of the present study is to provide an updated, systematic review of the recent literature on whether nutrition is important to postpone frailty. Recent findings: A systematic review of recent literature (past 12 months) identified nine studies (eight of which using a cross-sectional design) exploring the relationship between nutrition and frailty. A single randomized-controlled double-blind trial was published. However, being a pilot study, it was characterized by a relatively small sample size, short follow-up length (i.e., 6 months), and low statistical power. Notably, available evidence shows considerable variability in participants’ selection and assessment methods, rendering difficult direct comparisons. Size effects or magnitude of associations across the different studies cannot also be determined. Summary: There is a need for long-term, adequately powered, randomized controlled trials examining nutrition (alone or/and in combination with other appropriate interventions) as a means for postponing frailty in older persons.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1363-1950
Uncontrolled Keywords:nutrition, frailty, review
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22806
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:03 Nov 2015 11:06
Last Modified:01 Feb 2016 01:08

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