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Ageing/older people

This page contains links to the latest individual pieces of research on eggs, ageing and older people.

Peripheral skeleton bone strength is positively correlated with total and dairy protein intakes in healthy postmenopausal women 02/08/2017

Abstract Background Bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) are positively correlated with dietary protein intakes, which account for 1–8% of BMC and BMD variances. However, the...

Poor Appetite and Dietary Intake in Community-Dwelling Older Adults 26/07/2017

Abstract Background/objectives Poor appetite in older adults leads to sub-optimal food intake and increases the risk of undernutrition. The impact of poor appetite on food intake in older adults is...

The emerging global phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity: Role of functional foods; a conference report 01/06/2017

Abstract Globally, obesity rates remain high and rates of related co-morbidities, e.g., metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, continue to escalate. Poor diet, lifestyle, and an aging population has...

Even mealtime distribution of protein intake is associated with greater muscle strength, but not with 3-y physical function decline, in free-living older adults: the Quebec longitudinal study on Nutrition as a Determinant of Successful Aging (NuAge study) 17/05/2017

Abstract Background Functional status declines with aging, thus impeding autonomy. Recently, a more even mealtime distribution of dietary protein was positively associated with muscle mass, but the...

Association of dietary cholesterol and egg intakes with the risk of incident dementia or Alzheimer disease: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study 01/12/2016

Abstract Background There is little information about the associations of intakes of cholesterol and eggs, a major source of dietary cholesterol, with the risk of cognitive decline in general...

Considering the benefits of egg consumption for older people at risk of sarcopenia. 09/06/2016

Abstract Sarcopenia is an important health issue for older people. It is closely linked with frailty and malnutrition and can significantly reduce both health and quality of life for those affected...

Association of protein intake with the change of lean mass among elderly women: The Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention – Fracture Prevention Study (OSTPRE-FPS) 16/12/2015

Abstract Low protein intake can lead to declined lean mass (LM) in elderly. We examined the associations of total protein (TP), animal protein (AP) and plant protein (PP) intakes with LM. The...

Novel insights on nutrient management of sarcopenia in elderly 29/01/2015

Abstract Sarcopenia is defined as a syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of muscle mass and strength. The more rationale approach to delay the progression of sarcopenia is based...

Age-related and disease-related muscle loss: the effect of diabetes, obesity, and other diseases 05/03/2014

The term sarcopenia refers to the loss of muscle mass that occurs with ageing. On the basis of study results showing that muscle mass is only moderately related to functional outcomes, international...