Kiwako Okada

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AIM The association between chewing ability and physical constitution and nutritional status remains uncertain in the elderly. We examined the relationships between chewing ability and anthropometric measurements or nutritional status in the elderly. METHODS A total of 200 subjects (78 men and 122 women; mean age +/- standard deviation, 76.6 +/- 7.1) were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although malnutrition is common in the geriatric population, the relationship between frail elderly with various care needs and nutritional status remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between subjects with higher care needs and poorer nutritional status in the Japanese community-dwelling frail(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although serum albumin is well known as a marker of nutritional status, it has remained unclear whether impaired physical function affects serum albumin concentrations in older people. We examined whether hypoalbuminemia can be used as a marker of malnutrition in elderly subjects with various levels of physical impairment. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recently, poor cognition and dementia have been associated with elevated homocysteine and low B vitamin concentrations. The aim of this study is to examine the association in community-dwelling older Japanese adults. METHODS Ninety-nine subjects (71 women and 28 men; mean age 75 years) were eligible for analysis after exclusion of(More)
AIM The purpose of the present study was to clarify the characteristics of frailty at an early stage (prefrailty) in a healthy elderly Japanese population. METHODS The participants were 620 healthy older adults (age range 60-89 years) who were current students or graduates of a community college for older adults in Japan. All participants were evaluated(More)
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