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Combining a high DHA multi-nutrient supplement with aerobic exercise: protocol for a randomised controlled study assessing mobility and cognitive function in older women.

Fairbairn, P., Tsofliou, F., Johnson, A. and Dyall, S.C., 2019. Combining a high DHA multi-nutrient supplement with aerobic exercise: protocol for a randomised controlled study assessing mobility and cognitive function in older women. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 143, 21 - 30.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.plefa.2019.04.001

Abstract

There is a complex interplay between cognition and gait in older people, with declines in gait speed coexisting with, or preceding cognitive decline. Omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, phosphatidylserine, and Ginkgo Biloba show promise in preserving mobility and cognitive function in older adults. Exercise benefits mobility and there is evidence suggesting positive interactions between exercise and omega-3 fatty acids on physical and cognitive function in older adults. Non-frail or pre-frail females aged ≥60 years are included in a randomized placebo controlled study. Intervention groups are: high DHA multi-nutrient supplement and exercise, placebo supplement and exercise, high DHA multi-nutrient supplement, and placebo supplement. Dietary supplementation is 24 weeks. The exercise intervention, two cycle ergometer classes per week, is for the final 12 weeks. The primary outcome is habitual walking speed, secondary outcomes include gait variables under single and dual task, five times sit to stand, verbal and spatial memory, executive function, interference control and health related quality of life. Blood fatty acids, serum homocysteine, dietary intake, physical activity, and verbal intelligence are measured to assess compliance and control for confounding factors. The study is registered at www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03228550).

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0952-3278
Uncontrolled Keywords:aging; B vitamins; docosahexaenoic acid; gait; memory; physical activity
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:32171
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:18 Apr 2019 09:56
Last Modified:01 Apr 2020 01:08

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