Anorexia, physical function, and incident disability among the frail elderly population: results from the ilSIRENTE study

Francesco Landi, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder, Andrea Russo, Matteo Tosato, Christian Barillaro, M Pahor

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Abstract

Increasing evidence suggests that anorexia of aging can cause physical and mental impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between anorexia of aging and measures of physical performance, muscle strength, and functional status in older persons aged 80 years or older.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anorexia
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Muscle Strength
  • Physical Fitness
  • Prospective Studies

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