Cognitive function is associated with body composition and nutritional risk of geriatric patients.

@article{Wirth2011CognitiveFI,
  title={Cognitive function is associated with body composition and nutritional risk of geriatric patients.},
  author={Rainer Wirth and Christine Smoliner and Cornel Christian Sieber and Dorothee Volkert},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={706-10}
}
BACKGROUND Most patients with dementia lose body weight over the course of the disease. Yet it is not known whether this weight loss is predominantly in the form of fat-free mass (FFM) or fat mass (FM), the latter of which one would expect if the weight loss were caused simply by a chronic decrease of energy intake. OBJECTIVES To determine body composition and nutritional risk in geriatric patients and their association with cognitive function. DESIGN A retrospective, cross-sectional single… CONTINUE READING
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