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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017107/vitamin-d-and-parathyroid-hormone-are-associated-with-gait-instability-and-poor-balance-performance-in-mid-age-to-older-aged-women
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Marie-Louise Bird, Natalie El Haber, Frances Batchelor, Keith Hill, John D Wark
CONTEXT: Vitamin D status and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels influence the risk of accidental falls in older people, but the mechanisms underlying this effect remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the relationship between circulating PTH and 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels and clinical tests of gait stability and balance as physical fall risk factors. We hypothesized that high levels of PTH and low 25-OHD levels would be significantly associated with gait stability and decreased balance performance...
September 28, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977347/nutritional-supplementation-with-physical-activity-improves-muscle-composition-in-mobility-limited-older-adults-the-vive2-study-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Davis A Englund, Dylan R Kirn, Afsaneh Koochek, Hao Zhu, Thomas G Travison, Kieran F Reid, Åsa von Berens, Michael Melin, Tommy Cederholm, Thomas Gustafsson, Roger A Fielding
Background: Nutritional supplementation and physical activity have been shown to positively influence muscle mass and strength in older adults. The efficacy of long-term nutritional supplementation in combination with physical activity in older adults remains unclear. Methods: Mobility-limited (short physical performance battery [SPPB] ≤9) and vitamin D insufficient (serum 25(OH) D 9-24 ng/mL) older adults were recruited for this study. All subjects participated in a physical activity program...
July 25, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977344/associations-between-vitamin-d-levels-and-depressive-symptoms-in-later-life-evidence-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-elsa
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Cesar de Oliveira, Vasant Hirani, Jane P Biddulph
Background: A possible role of vitamin D in depression has received considerable attention, especially given the significant disability, mortality, and healthcare costs associated to depression and the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Methods: We investigated the cross-sectional associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels and depressive symptoms (CES-D) in 5,607 older adults from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Results: Overall, there was a significant association between low 25OHD levels and elevated depressive symptoms (odds ratio [OR] = 1...
June 22, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974906/alzheimer-s-disease-and-osteoporosis
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REVIEW
Yu-Hung Chen, Raymond Y Lo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and osteoporosis are both common degenerative diseases in the elderly population. The incidence of both diseases increases with age and will be posing enormous societal burden worldwide. It may appear that AD and osteoporosis are two distinct diseases although many risk factors are shared. Previous observational studies have shown that patients with osteoporosis have higher risks of developing AD than those who do not have osteoporosis. Although osteoporosis, falls, and fractures are more often seen in patients with AD than other older adults, the association between these two diseases may be due to a pathophysiological link rather than one condition causing the other...
July 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958047/the-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-the-determinants-of-25-oh-d-concentration-in-older-irish-adults-data-from-the-irish-longitudinal-study-on-ageing-tilda
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Eamon Laird, Aisling M O'Halloran, Daniel Carey, Martin Healy, Deirdre O'Connor, Patrick Moore, Tom Shannon, Anne M Molloy, Rose Anne Kenny
Background: Few data are available examining the determinants of vitamin D status exclusively in older adults. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and determinants of vitamin D deficiency in a representative sample of the older Irish population (aged 50 - 98 y). Methods: The concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured in 5,356 community-dwelling older Irish adults from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Detailed demographic, geographic, lifestyle and socio-economic factors were assessed by questionnaire...
September 2, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951404/prevalence-of-and-factors-associated-with-adopting-bone-health-promoting-behaviours-among-people-with-osteoporosis-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Po-Han Chen, Ming-Shyan Lin, Tung-Jung Huang, Mei-Yen Chen
OBJECTIVES: To detect osteopenia, osteoporosis, treatments received and bone health promoting behaviours early among postmenopausal women and elderly men, and to explore the associated factors. DESIGN: A community-based cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Two rural townships in Yunlin County, Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 941 adults including 651 postmenopausal women and 290 elderly men aged >65 years. OUTCOME MEASURES: Bone mineral density was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
September 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927897/does-nutrition-play-a-role-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-sarcopenia
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REVIEW
S M Robinson, J Y Reginster, R Rizzoli, S C Shaw, J A Kanis, I Bautmans, H Bischoff-Ferrari, O Bruyère, M Cesari, B Dawson-Hughes, R A Fielding, J M Kaufman, F Landi, V Malafarina, Y Rolland, L J van Loon, B Vellas, M Visser, C Cooper
There is a growing body of evidence that links nutrition to muscle mass, strength and function in older adults, suggesting that it has an important role to play both in the prevention and management of sarcopenia. This review summarises the discussions of a working group [ESCEO working group meeting 8th September 2016] that met to review current evidence and to consider its implications for preventive and treatment strategies. The review points to the importance of 'healthier' dietary patterns that are adequate in quality in older age, to ensure sufficient intakes of protein, vitamin D, antioxidant nutrients and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925664/preventing-falls-in-older-persons
#8
Lainie Van Voast Moncada, L Glen Mire
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults who are at increased risk of falls. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians do not recommend routine multifactorial intervention to prevent falls in all community-dwelling older adults, they state that it may be appropriate in individual cases...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919183/impact-of-oral-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-the-ocular-surface-in-people-with-dry-eye-and-or-low-serum-vitamin-d
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Chih-Huang Yang, Julie Albietz, Damien G Harkin, Michael G Kimlin, Katrina L Schmid
PURPOSE: To determine the possible association between serum vitamin D levels and dry eye symptoms, and the impact of an oral vitamin D supplement. METHODS: Three linked studies were performed. (i) 29 older adult participants, (ii) 29 dry eyed participants, and (iii) 2-month vitamin D supplementation for 32 dry eyed/low serum vitamin D levelled participants. All participants were assessed by the Ocular Surface Diseases Index (OSDI) to determine dry eye symptoms, and the phenol red thread test (PRT) and/or Schirmer's tear test, tear meniscus height, non-invasive tear break up time, grading ocular surface redness and fluorescein staining of the cornea to detect the tear quality and ocular surface conditions...
September 11, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903796/measurement-of-fall-prevention-awareness-and-behaviours-among-older-adults-at-home
#10
Katherine Russell, Darcie Taing, Jacqueline Roy
This study surveyed awareness of, and adherence to, six national fall prevention recommendations among community-dwelling older adults (n = 1050) in Ottawa. Although 76 per cent of respondents agreed falling is a concern and preventable, fewer perceived susceptibility to falling (63%). Respondents had high awareness that home modifications and physical activity can prevent falls. Reported modifications included grab bars (50%), night lights (44%), and raised toilet seats (19%). Half met aerobic activity recommendations; 38 per cent met strength recommendations...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902316/dietary-intake-and-adequacy-of-energy-and-nutrients-in-mexican-older-adults-results-from-two-national-health-and-nutrition-surveys
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Vanessa De la Cruz-Góngora, Brenda Martínez-Tapia, Lucía Cuevas-Nasu, Mario Flores-Aldana, Teresa Shamah-Levy
Objective: To describe energy and nutrient intakes and their adequacies in older Mexican adults participating in the National Health and Nutrition Survey (Ensanut) 2006 and 2012. Materials and methods: Dietary information was obtained through a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (SFFQ) from 526 adults 60 y and older participating in Ensanut 2012 and 3 326 in Ensanut 2006 in Mexico. Quantile and logistic regression models were used to obtain medians and marginal effects of each nutrient, adjusting by confounders and survey design...
May 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865232/hyponatremia-bone-mineral-density-and-falls-in-the-elderly-results-from-ahap-study
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Seyed Reza Hosseini, Naghi Baghitabar, Ali Mirzapour, Farshid Oliaei, Hajighorban Nooreddini, Ali Bijani, Simin Mouodi
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia (HN) can be associated with osteoporosis, falls and bone fractures in the elderly. Recent researches demonstrated different results about the correlation of HN with bone mineral density and bone fractures. METHODS: This analytic research came from the AHAP project in northern IRAN. All people aged 60 years and over were included in the study. Individuals with severe comorbidities and them who had concurrent conditions which could have impact on bone mineral densities (BMD) such as long-term use of steroids, calcium and/or vitamin D supplements, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, thiazides and hormonal medications were excluded...
August 28, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864453/no-association-of-vitamin-d-pathway-genetic-variants-with-cancer-risks-in-a-population-based-cohort-of-german-older-adults
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José Manuel Ordóñez-Mena, Ben Schöttker, Kai U Saum, Bernd Holleczek, Barbara Burwinkel, Thomas J Wang, Hermann Brenner
Background: Several investigations assessed the association of vitamin D receptor (VDR) SNPs with cancer risk. Less is known about the implications of other vitamin D pathway SNPs on cancer risk.Methods: In a population-based cohort study of 9,949 German older adults, we used Cox regression to assess the association of 6 SNPs in the VDR, vitamin D-binding protein (GC), 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase (DHCR7), vitamin D 25-hydroxylase (CYP2R1), and vitamin D 24-hydroxylase (CYP24A1) genes with total and site-specific cancer incidence endpoints...
September 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860112/risk-factors-for-falls-in-older-patients-with-cancer
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Xiaotao Zhang, Ming Sun, Suyu Liu, Cheuk Hong Leung, Linda Pang, Uday R Popat, Richard Champlin, Holly M Holmes, Vicente Valero, Colin P Dinney, Debu Tripathy, Beatrice J Edwards
OBJECTIVES: A rising number of patients with cancer are older adults (65 years of age and older), and this proportion will increase to 70% by the year 2020. Falls are a common condition in older adults. We sought to assess the prevalence and risk factors for falls in older patients with cancer. METHODS: This is a single-site, retrospective cohort study. Patients who were receiving cancer care underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessments, including cognitive, functional, nutritional, physical, falls in the prior 6 months and comorbidity assessment...
August 31, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855421/dietary-supplement-use-was-very-high-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states-in-2011-2014
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Jaime J Gahche, Regan L Bailey, Nancy Potischman, Johanna T Dwyer
Background: Dietary supplements (DSs) have the potential to be both beneficial and harmful to health, especially in adults aged ≥60 y, and therefore it is important to monitor the patterns of their use.Objective: This study evaluated DS use by adults aged ≥60 y to characterize the use of DSs, determine the motivations for use, and examine the associations between the use of DSs and selected demographic, lifestyle, and health characteristics.Methods: Data from 3469 older adults aged ≥60 y from the 2011-2014 NHANES were analyzed...
October 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835387/supplementing-breakfast-with-a-vitamin-d-and-leucine-enriched-whey-protein-medical-nutrition-drink-enhances-postprandial-muscle-protein-synthesis-and-muscle-mass-in-healthy-older-men
#16
Audrey Chanet, Sjors Verlaan, Jérôme Salles, Christophe Giraudet, Véronique Patrac, Véronique Pidou, Corinne Pouyet, Nordine Hafnaoui, Adeline Blot, Noël Cano, Nicolas Farigon, Anke Bongers, Marion Jourdan, Yvette Luiking, Stéphane Walrand, Yves Boirie
Background: A promising strategy to help older adults preserve or build muscle mass is to optimize muscle anabolism through providing an adequate amount of high-quality protein at each meal.Objective: This "proof of principle" study investigated the acute effect of supplementing breakfast with a vitamin D and leucine-enriched whey protein medical nutrition drink on postprandial muscle protein synthesis and longer-term effect on muscle mass in healthy older adults.Methods: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was conducted in 24 healthy older men [mean ± SD: age 71 ± 4 y; body mass index (in kg/m(2)) 24...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832616/low-25-oh-vitamin-d-concentrations-are-associated-with-emotional-and-behavioral-problems-in-german-children-and-adolescents
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Christiane Husmann, Mirjam Frank, Börge Schmidt, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Jochen Antel, Volker Reissner, Lars Libuda, Johannes Hebebrand, Manuel Föcker
BACKGROUND: Evidence has accumulated for the association between low vitamin D serum concentrations and mental health disorders in both children and adults. We performed a cross-sectional analysis in a population-based sample of children and adolescents to detect associations between 25(OH)-vitamin D serum [25(OH)D] concentrations and scores of the five Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) subscales and the total difficulties score in different age groups (age ≥3-<12 years and ≥12-<18 years)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829533/vitamin-k-supplementation-for-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Vanitha A Jagannath, Vidhu Thaker, Anne B Chang, Amy I Price
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder which can lead to multiorgan dysfunction. Malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) may occur and can cause subclinical deficiencies of some of these vitamins. Vitamin K is known to play an important role in both blood coagulation and bone formation. Supplementation with vitamin K appears to be one way of addressing the deficiency, but there is very limited agreement on the appropriate dose and frequency of use of these supplements...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815738/the-effect-of-depression-generalized-anxiety-and-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-change-in-bone-metabolism-in-adolescents-and-emerging-adults
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Chadi A Calarge, James A Mills, Kathleen F Janz, Trudy L Burns, Janet A Schlechte, William H Coryell, Babette S Zemel
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively examine the independent contribution of major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) use to changes in bone metabolism in older adolescents and emerging adults. METHODS: Medically-healthy 15 to 20 year-olds who were unmedicated or within one month of starting an SSRI were prospectively followed. Psychiatric functioning and medication treatment were assessed monthly...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806113/-hungarian-diet-and-nutritional-status-survey-the-otap2014-study-v-vitamin-intake-of-the-hungarian-population
#20
Erzsébet Schreiberné Molnár, Zsuzsanna Nagy-Lőrincz, Barbara Nagy, Márta Bakacs, Orsolya Kis, Eszter Sarkadi Nagy, Éva Martos
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The Hungarian Diet and Nutritional Status Survey was implemented on a sub-sample of the European Health Interview Survey. In this paper, the authors present the data on the vitamin intake of the Hungarian population. METHOD: The survey represents the vitamin intake of the Hungarian non-institutionalised adult population of 18 years and older. There are significant differences between men's and women's vitamin intake. RESULTS: The intake of all water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C is higher in men than in women, and the difference between the genders regarding the intake of vitamin E and D is significant...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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