Vasant Hirani

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between iron deficiency status and depressive symptoms in a national community sample of older people. METHODS Cross-sectional data were analyzed from 1875 participants 65 years and older who had participated in the 2005 Health Survey for England. Serum hemoglobin (Hb), ferritin, and transferrin receptor levels and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between vitamin D deficiency and depressive symptoms in a national community sample of older people. Vitamin D deficiency is common in older people with potential effects on mood. METHODS Data were analyzed from 2070 participants aged ≥65 years who had participated in the 2005 Health Survey for England. Serum(More)
This study aims to identify the common risk factors for mortality in community-dwelling older men. A prospective population-based study was conducted with a median of 6.7 years of follow-up. Participants included 1705 men aged ≥70 years at baseline (2005–2007) living in the community in Sydney, Australia. Demographic information, lifestyle factors, health(More)
Anaemia and low 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25D) and 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D) levels are common in older people and may adversely affect morbidity and mortality. While there is some evidence for an association between low serum 25D levels and anaemia, there are limited studies among community-dwelling older people. In addition, the relationship between(More)
Previous research shows that older men tend to have lower nutritional intakes and higher risk of under-nutrition compared with younger men. The objectives of this study were to describe energy and nutrient intakes, assess nutritional risk and investigate factors associated with poor intake of energy and key nutrients in community-dwelling men aged ≥75 years(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the associations between vascular disease, vascular risk factors and depressive symptoms in a national survey sample, the extent to which these associations are accounted for by general health status and the extent to which the association between depressive symptoms and worse general health is accounted for by level of vascular(More)
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