Healthy eating for older adults

Eating right can help keep your body and mind healthy and extend your quality of life. But some older Americans may face barriers to getting enough nutrients or calories. Many ways aging can affect appetite Physiological changes that come with aging can result in reduced calorie needs, which can lead to decreased food intake and altered body composition, even in healthy older adults. This can be compounded by diminished smell and taste, and changes in hormone levels that affect how quickly you feel full. Depression, lack of independence, and social isolation can make food less appealing, further contributing to a less than ideal intake. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia can affect appetite, energy needs, and weight. Older adults may be on multiple medications that may interact with nutrients, or produce side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and sensory changes that affect smell and taste. Oral and dental problems can affect chewing or swallowing. All of these factors can lead to decreased intake of calories and nutrients, resulting in unplanned weight loss and lack of energy. Overcoming barriers to healthy eating These strategies can help overcome some of the barriers to healthy eating you may face as you get older. Aim for quality, using the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Plate as a guide. At most meals try to fill half of your plate with vegetables, a quarter of your ...
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Conclusions: greater adherence to the “ Brazilian traditional ” and “ healthy ” dietary patterns was inversely associated with feelings of depression during pregnancy, possibly mediated by the degree of industrial processing of the foods.Resumo Objetivos: investigar a rela ção entre padrões alimentares e o grau de processamento de alimentos com sentimento de depressão na gestação. Métodos: estudo transversal conduzido entre 784 gestantes adultas de Ribeirão Preto, SP, em 2011-2012. O sentimento de depressão foi obtido por questioná...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
Conclusions: the factors associated with cervical adenocarcinoma were ≥ 40 years old, ≤ 3 years of schooling, black race, menopausal status, never had undergone cervical cancer screening and the presence of HPV.Resumo Objetivos: determinar a incid ência dos principais Papilomavirus Humano (HPV) de alto risco oncogênico (16, 18, 31 e 33) e os fatores associados ao adenocarcinoma do colo uterino. Métodos: realizado estudo de caso-controle com 324 mulheres (69 com adenocarcinoma e 260 controles saudáveis), de 2001 a 2014. Foram colhidas inf ormações sobre fatores de risco associad...
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Publication date: Available online 15 September 2019Source: Advances in Biological RegulationAuthor(s): Yi Cai, Andrew Yousef, Jennifer R. Grandis, Daniel E. JohnsonAbstractEpidemiologic evidence indicates that regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provides a protective effect against the development of colorectal, breast, and head and neck cancers. Genomic characterization of these cancers has lent considerable insight into the subpopulations of cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from NSAID therapy. The PIK3CA gene encodes the catalytic subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and...
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Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: European Polymer JournalAuthor(s): Maria Alice de Oliveira, Marina Guimarães Carvalho Machado, Sabrina Emanuelle Dias Silva, Thais Leite Nascimento, Eliana Martins Lima, Gwenaelle Pound-Lana, Vanessa Carla Furtado MosqueiraAbstractNear-infrared dyes are useful to monitor nanocarriers in vitro and in vivo and can serve as photosensitizers in cancer photodynamic therapy. However, strategies need to be developed to guarantee that the dye photophysical properties and loading within the drug delivery system remain stable for reliable tracking within biological s...
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Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04162A, PaperShivani Gupta, Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra Aggregation and deposition of neurotoxic A β fibrils result in etiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It has been clinically recognized as a major form of dementia across the globe. Finding and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06418D, CommunicationMasayasu Kuwahara, Hiroto Fujita, Yuka Kataoka, Yasuyo Nakajima, Masanobu Yamada, Naoki Sugimoto Efficient anti-cancer drug condensation enabled equally inhibiting cell proliferation even at a concentration of 7.6 ± 0.36 nM, which was approximately 170-fold lower than the standard therapeutic concentrations of camptothecin (CPT) drugs. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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In conclusion, DNAm of multiple disease-related genes are strongly linked to mortality outcomes. The recently established epigenetic clock (DNAm age) has received growing attention as an increasing number of studies have uncovered it to be a proxy of biological ageing and thus potentially providing a measure for assessing health and mortality. Intriguingly, we targeted mortality-related DNAm changes and did not find any overlap with previously established CpGs that are used to determine the DNAm age. Our findings are in line with evidence, suggesting that DNAm involved in ageing or health-related outcomes are mostly...
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