Macronutrients, diet quality, and frailty in older men.

  title={Macronutrients, diet quality, and frailty in older men.},
  author={James M. Shikany and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and Kristine E Ensrud and Peggy Mannen Cawthon and Cora E. Lewis and T L Dam and Jackilen Shannon and David T. Redden},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={69 6},
BACKGROUND Frailty, a phenotype of multisystem impairment and expanding vulnerability, is associated with higher risk of adverse health outcomes not entirely explained by advancing age. We investigated associations of macronutrients, dietary fiber, and overall diet quality with frailty status in older community-dwelling men. METHODS Participants were 5,925 men aged ≥ 65 years enrolled in the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study at six U.S. centers. Diet was assessed at baseline with a… CONTINUE READING