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Author(s): Amaral, Teresa
Santos, Alejandro
Guerra, Rita
Sousa, Ana
Álvares, Luísa
Valdiviesso, Rui
Afonso, Cláudia
Padrão, Patrícia
Martins, Cátia
Ferro, Graça
Moreira, Pedro
Borges, Nuno
Title: Nutritional strategies facing an older demographic: The Nutrition UP 65 study protocol
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Background: The population of Portugal is aging. The lack of data on older adults nutritional status and the lack of nutrition knowledge amongst health professionals, caregivers, and older adults themselves, remains a challenge.Objective: The Nutrition UP 65 study aims to reduce nutritional inequalities in the older Portuguese adult population and improve knowledge regarding older Portuguese adults nutritional status, specifically relating to undernutrition, obesity, sarcopenia, frailty, hydration, sodium, and vitamin D statuses.Methods: A representative sample of older Portuguese adults was selected. Sociodemographic, lifestyle, anthropometric, functional, and clinical data were collected. Sodium excretion, hydration, and vitamin D statuses were assessed.Results: Data collection (n=1500) took place between December, 2015 and June, 2016. Results will be disseminated in national and international scientific journals, and via Portuguese media.Conclusions: Nutrition UP 65 results will provide evidence for the design and implementation of effective preventive public health strategies regarding the elderly. These insights may represent relevant health gains and costs savings.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da saúde
Health sciences, Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Ciências da saúde
Medical and Health sciences::Health sciences
Document Type: Outra Publicação em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FCNAUP - Outra Publicação em Revista Científica Internacional

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