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Gender differences in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy among older adults in São Paulo, Brazil.
BACKGROUND research on life expectancy has demonstrated the negative impact of disability on the health of older adults and its differential effects on women as evidenced by their higher disabledExpand
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Sarcopenia according to the European working group on sarcopenia in older people (EWGSOP) versus dynapenia as a risk factor for disability in the elderly
BackgroundSarcopenia, defined as low muscle mass (LMM), and dynapenia have been associated with adverse outcomes in elderly.ObjectiveContrast the association of sarcopenia versus dynapenia withExpand
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The combination of dynapenia and abdominal obesity as a risk factor for worse trajectories of IADL disability among older adults
Summary Background/Objectives The concept of dynapenic obesity has been gaining great attention recently. However, there is little epidemiological evidence demonstrating that dynapenic abdominalExpand
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The Impact of Body Mass Index and Weight Changes on Disability Transitions and Mortality in Brazilian Older Adults
The aim of this study was to examine the association between body mass index and weight changes on disability transitions and mortality among Brazilian older adults. Longitudinal data from theExpand
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Low supply of social support as risk factor for mortality in the older adults.
OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between social support and mortality in older adults, independent of other health conditions. METHOD This was a longitudinal study using the database of theExpand
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Nutritional status and risk for disability in instrumental activities of daily living in older Brazilians.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to examine the association between nutritional status and the incidence of disability regarding instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among olderExpand
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Correlates of the incidence of disability and mortality among older adult Brazilians with and without diabetes mellitus and stroke
BackgroundThe combined effect of diabetes and stroke on disability and mortality remains largely unexplored in Brazil and Latin America. Previous studies have been based primarily on data fromExpand
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Dynapenic Abdominal Obesity Increases Mortality Risk Among English and Brazilian Older Adults: A 10-Year Follow-Up of the ELSA and SABE Studies
Background/ObjectiveThere is little epidemiological evidence demonstrating that dynapenic abdominal obesity has higher mortality risk than dynapenia and abdominal obesity alone. Our main aim was toExpand
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Oral health and changes in weight and waist circumference among community-dwelling older adults in Brazil.
BACKGROUND The authors conducted a study to evaluate the association between changes in weight and waist circumference (WC) and oral health status among older adults in Brazil. METHODS The studyExpand
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Markers of nutritional status and mortality in older adults: The role of anemia and hypoalbuminemia
The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of anemia and hypoalbuminemia on mortality in a 5‐year period.
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