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Food and nutrient intake of Irish community-dwelling elderly subjects: Who is at nutritional risk?

Overview of attention for article published in The journal of nutrition, health & aging, June 2014
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Title
Food and nutrient intake of Irish community-dwelling elderly subjects: Who is at nutritional risk?
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The journal of nutrition, health & aging, June 2014
DOI 10.1007/s12603-014-0449-9
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S.E. Power, I.B. Jeffery, R.P. Ross, C. Stanton, P.W. O'Toole, E.M. O'Connor, Gerald F. Fitzgerald

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the dietary intakes of Irish community-dwelling elderly individuals, participating in the ELDERMET project. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Cork city and county region of southern Ireland. Participants: Two hundred and eight (94 males, 114 females) community-dwelling subjects aged 64-93 yrs. Measurements: Dietary intake was assessed using a validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Anthropometric data were recorded. Nutritional status was assessed using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA). Results: A high rate of overweight/obesity was observed in this population group. Consumption of energy-dense, low-nutrient foods was excessive among this population group. Older elderly subjects (≥75 yrs) consumed significantly (P<0.01) more desserts/sweets than younger elderly (64-74 yrs). Intakes of dietary fat and saturated fat were high while dairy food consumption was inadequate in both males and females. Elderly females typically had a more nutrient-dense diet than males. A considerable proportion of subjects, particularly males, had inadequate intakes of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, folate, zinc and vitamin C. Conclusion: The data indicate that the diet of Irish community-dwelling elderly individuals is sub-optimal with respect to nutrient intake, and excessive in terms of fat intake, with implications for the health status of this population group. Reductions in dietary fat and increased low fat dairy food intakes are recommended for the prevention of diet-related disease in older persons. In addition, strategies to improve a number of sub-optimal micronutrient intakes need to be developed and implemented, particularly among elderly males.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 19%
Student > Bachelor 16 16%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Master 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 4%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 30 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 8%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 34 34%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2020.
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