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Public health, nutrition and epidemiology

Section edited by Danan Gu

This section considers all topics relating to general public health and epidemiology. Nutrition, nutritional supplements, disease rates/statistics, disease prevention, prediction. Health promotion.

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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Networks of family and friends are a source of support and are generally associated with higher life satisfaction values among older adults. On the other hand, older adults who are satisfied with their life ma...

    Authors: Florian Tomini, Sonila M. Tomini and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:203

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Reduced muscular strength in the old age is strongly related to activity impairment and mortality. However, studies evaluating the gender-specific association between muscularity and mortality among older adul...

    Authors: Marjan Arvandi, Barbara Strasser, Christa Meisinger, Konstantinos Volaklis, Raffaella Matteucci Gothe, Uwe Siebert, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Eva Grill, Alexander Horsch, Michael Laxy, Annette Peters and Barbara Thorand

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:201

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Frailty is highly prevalent in elderly people. While significant progress has been made to understand its pathogenesis process, few validated questionnaire exist to assess the multidimensional concept of frail...

    Authors: Dewi Vernerey, Amelie Anota, Pierre Vandel, Sophie Paget-Bailly, Michele Dion, Vanessa Bailly, Marie Bonin, Astrid Pozet, Audrey Foubert, Magdalena Benetkiewicz, Patrick Manckoundia and Franck Bonnetain

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:187

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:212

  4. Content type: Research article

    Older adults with hearing difficulties face problems of communication which may lead to underuse of health services. This study investigated the association of hearing loss and self-reported hearing difficulty...

    Authors: Tuija M. Mikkola, Hannele Polku, Päivi Sainio, Päivikki Koponen, Seppo Koskinen and Anne Viljanen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:182

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Both multimorbidity and activities of daily living (ADL) disability and instrument activities of daily living (IADL) disability are common among elderly individuals. ADL/IADL disability may reduce individuals’...

    Authors: Peng Su, Hansheng Ding, Wei Zhang, Guangfeng Duan, Yitong Yang, Rong Chen, Zengjie Duan, Lixia Du, Chunyan Xie, Chunlin Jin, Chaoqun Hu, Zixue Sun, Junrui Long, Lingling Gong and Wenhua Tian

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:178

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Dementia risk reduction is a major and growing public health priority. While certain modifiable risk factors for dementia have been identified, there remains a substantial proportion of unexplained risk. There...

    Authors: Lewis O. J. Killin, John M. Starr, Ivy J. Shiue and Tom C. Russ

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:175

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  7. Content type: Debate

    Sarcopenia is increasingly recognized as a correlate of ageing and is associated with increased likelihood of adverse outcomes including falls, fractures, frailty and mortality. Several tools have been recomme...

    Authors: Charlotte Beaudart, Eugène McCloskey, Olivier Bruyère, Matteo Cesari, Yves Rolland, René Rizzoli, Islène Araujo de Carvalho, Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan, Ivan Bautmans, Marie-Claude Bertière, Maria Luisa Brandi, Nasser M. Al-Daghri, Nansa Burlet, Etienne Cavalier, Francesca Cerreta, Antonio Cherubini…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:170

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the differences in characteristics, gender, and common causes for admission in hospitalized elderly diabetic patients provides a theoretical basis for their successful management. This study expl...

    Authors: Wei Lin, Chan Chen, Huaqin Guan, Xiaohong Du and Junjian Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:160

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Regular physical activity (PA) is a major factor in maintaining health in aging populations. This study examines the influences of sociodemographic, health, and environmental characteristics on older adults’ w...

    Authors: Marcia G. Ory, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Jaewoong Won, Samuel N. Forjuoh and Chanam Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:155

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Despite the well-established power of frailty to predict mortality, and the known associations of socioeconomic status (SES) with mortality, it is largely unknown whether the linkage between frailty and mortal...

    Authors: Danan Gu, Fang Yang and Jessica Sautter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:151

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:161

  11. Content type: Research Article

    The cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) polymorphism I405V has been suggested to be involved in longevity and susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases. An enhanced reverse cholesterol transport due to e...

    Authors: Jasmin Bustami, Anna Sukiasyan, Juozas Kupcinskas, Jurgita Skieceviciene, Leonid Iakoubov, Malgorzata Szwed, Christoph Kleinle, Ralf R. Schumann, Monika Puzianowska-Kuznicka and Lutz Hamann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:144

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Worldwide we are facing a serious demographic challenge due to the dramatic growth of the population over 60 years. It is expected that the proportion of this population will nearly double from 12 to 22 %, bet...

    Authors: Teresa Madeira, Catarina Peixoto-Plácido, Beatriz Goulão, Nuno Mendonça, Violeta Alarcão, Nuno Santos, Rita Machado de Oliveira, Agneta Yngve, Asta Bye, Astrid Bergland, Carla Lopes, Paulo Nicola, Osvaldo Santos and João Gorjão Clara

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:139

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Falling has high incidence and reoccurrence rates and is an essential factor contributing to accidental injury or death for older adults. Enhancing the participation of community-dwelling older adults in fall-...

    Authors: Shueh-Fen Chen, Su-Fei Huang, Li-Ting Lu, Mei-Chuen Wang, Jung-Yu Liao and Jong-Long Guo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:132

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the current study was to establish the prevalence and relationship of Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) with chronic health conditions and their associated socio-demographic correlates...

    Authors: Restria Fauziana, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Vaingankar, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:125

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