Nutrition and Frailty: Opportunities for Prevention and Treatment.

Ni Lochlainn, Mary, Cox, Natalie J, Wilson, Thomas, Hayhoe, Richard P G, Ramsay, Sheena E, Granic, Antoneta, Isanejad, Masoud, Roberts, Helen C, Wilson, Daisy, Welch, Carly, Hurst, Christopher, Atkins, Janice L, Mendonça, Nuno, Horner, Katy, Tuttiett, Esme R, Morgan, Yvie, Heslop, Phil, Williams, Elizabeth A, Steves, Claire J, Greig, Carolyn A, Draper, John, Corish, Clare A, Welch, Ailsa, Witham, Miles D, Sayer, Avan A and Robinson, Sian (2021) Nutrition and Frailty: Opportunities for Prevention and Treatment. Nutrients, 13 (7). ISSN 2072-6643. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

[img]
Preview
Text (PDF file format)
nutrients-13-02349.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (2MB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients

Abstract

Frailty is a syndrome of growing importance given the global ageing population. While frailty is a multifactorial process, poor nutritional status is considered a key contributor to its pathophysiology. As nutrition is a modifiable risk factor for frailty, strategies to prevent and treat frailty should consider dietary change. Observational evidence linking nutrition with frailty appears most robust for dietary quality: for example, dietary patterns such as the Mediterranean diet appear to be protective. In addition, research on specific foods, such as a higher consumption of fruit and vegetables and lower consumption of ultra-processed foods are consistent, with healthier profiles linked to lower frailty risk. Few dietary intervention studies have been conducted to date, although a growing number of trials that combine supplementation with exercise training suggest a multi-domain approach may be more effective. This review is based on an interdisciplinary workshop, held in November 2020, and synthesises current understanding of dietary influences on frailty, focusing on opportunities for prevention and treatment. Longer term prospective studies and well-designed trials are needed to determine the causal effects of nutrition on frailty risk and progression and how dietary change can be used to prevent and/or treat frailty in the future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: W Public health. Health statistics. Occupational health. Health education
WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD10 Diet and nutrition
WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD700 Systemic diseases, connective tissue disorders
WT Geriatrics. Elderly care
Divisions: Emergency Services > Elderly
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 13:02
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 13:02
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4643

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item