Nutritional status, body mass index, and the risk of falls in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis


Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 

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Date of publication: 13 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The object of this study is to evaluate the association between nutritional status, defined on the basis of a multidimensional evaluation, and body mass index (BMI) with the risk of falls and recurrent falls in community-dwelling older people

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Cost-effectiveness of a community exercise and nutrition program for older adults: texercise select


Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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Date of publication: 20 May 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of Texercise Select in the context of supportive environments to facilitate its delivery and statewide sustainability.


Malnutrition may increase risk of falls in the elderly


Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2013, 56 (1), p. 265-269

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Date of publication: January-February 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Elderly people with long term conditions frequently fall, causing further health consequences. This study was designed to explore the relationship between malnutrition, activity and fall in Dutch residents of a long term care facility, and to test whether nutritional supplements affected the relationship. It found that malnourished residents were more likely to fall and tended to be more inactive than non-malnourished residents. It also found that malnourished residents who received nutritional intervention had a lower risk of falls.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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