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Nutritional determinants of frailty in older adults: A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, May 2017
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Title
Nutritional determinants of frailty in older adults: A systematic review
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BMC Geriatrics, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12877-017-0496-2
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Laura Lorenzo-López, Ana Maseda, Carmen de Labra, Laura Regueiro-Folgueira, José L. Rodríguez-Villamil, José C. Millán-Calenti

Abstract

Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that affects multiple domains of human functioning. A variety of problems contributes to the development of this syndrome; poor nutritional status is an important determinant of this condition. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine recent evidence regarding the association between nutritional status and frailty syndrome in older adults. PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus electronic databases were searched using specific key words, for observational papers that were published during the period from 2005 to February 2017 and that studied the association or relationship between nutritional status and frailty in older adults. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement was followed to assess the quality of the included articles. Of the 2042 studies found, nineteen met the inclusion criteria. Of these studies, five provided data on micronutrients and frailty, and reported that frailty syndrome is associated with low intakes of specific micronutrients. Five studies provided data on macronutrients and frailty, and among those studies, four revealed that a higher protein intake was associated with a lower risk of frailty. Three studies examined the relationship between diet quality and frailty, and showed that the quality of the diet is inversely associated with the risk of being frail. Two studies provided data on the antioxidant capacity of the diet and frailty, and reported that a high dietary antioxidant capacity is associated with a lower risk of developing frailty. Finally, seven studies evaluated the relationship between scores on both the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and the MNA-SF (Short Form) and frailty, and revealed an association between malnutrition and/or the risk of malnutrition and frailty. This systematic review confirms the importance of both quantitative (energy intake) and qualitative (nutrient quality) factors of nutrition in the development of frailty syndrome in older adults. However, more longitudinal studies on this topic are required to further understand the potential role of nutrition in the prevention, postponement, or even reversion of frailty syndrome.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 612 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 88 14%
Student > Bachelor 79 13%
Researcher 65 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 58 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 38 6%
Other 119 19%
Unknown 165 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 147 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 141 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 3%
Social Sciences 9 1%
Other 61 10%
Unknown 211 34%

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