Effect of a Nutrition Supplement and Physical Activity Program on Pneumonia and Walking Capacity in Chilean Older People: A Factorial Cluster Randomized Trial

@inproceedings{Dangour2011EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a Nutrition Supplement and Physical Activity Program on
                    Pneumonia and Walking Capacity in Chilean Older People: A Factorial Cluster
                    Randomized Trial},
  author={Alan D Dangour and Cecilia B Albala and Elizabeth E Allen and Emily Marjatta Dorothea Grundy and Damian G. Walker and Cristian Aedo and H. Fragoso S{\'a}nchez and Olivia Fletcher and Diana Elbourne and Ricardo Uauy},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Ageing is associated with increased risk of poor health and functional decline. Uncertainties about the health-related benefits of nutrition and physical activity for older people have precluded their widespread implementation. We investigated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a national nutritional supplementation program and/or a physical activity intervention among older people in Chile. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted a cluster randomized factorial trial among low… CONTINUE READING
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