Misao Hamada

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Aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death among the elderly. Modified-texture foods, i.e., foods with altered consistency, are recommended in order to maintain both normal swallowing and adequate nutrition, which is also expected to reduce aspiration pneumonia, when elderly people are suspected to suffer from disorders of eating and/or swallowing.(More)
The effect of the consistency of food substances on health has not been assessed. The ingestion of food substances which require mastication promotes salivary secretion and oral function, which may in turn lead to a lower incidence of aspiration pneumonia. Thus, this study aims to reveal the importance of ingesting regular solid food and inquires into the(More)
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