Altered Body Composition and Increased Resting Metabolic Rate Associated with the Postural Instability/Gait Difficulty Parkinson's Disease Subtype.
Altered Body Composition and Increased Resting Metabolic Rate Associated with the Postural Instability/Gait Difficulty Parkinson's Disease Subtype. Parkinsons Dis. 2020;2020:8060259 Authors: Femat-Roldán G, Gaitán Palau MA, Castilla-Cortázar I, Elizondo Ochoa G, Moreno NG, Martín-Estal I, Jiménez Yarza M Abstract Background: Weight loss in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients is a common but poorly understood manifestation. Several studies have reported that weight changes could be related to motor symptoms, drug side effects, dysphagia, depression, and/or dementia. Weight loss in PD is not a benign phenomenon and it has several clinical and prognostic implications with increased morbidity and mortality. Thus, it is crucial to determine nutritional changes in PD patients in order to prevent malnutrition and improve their quality of life. Objective: To compare body composition and resting metabolic rates between PD patients and controls. Methods: A total of 64 PD patients and 52 controls were studied. The Hoehn-Yahr scale was used to determine the disease stage, clinical and epidemiological data were recorded from verbal questionnaire, Inbody S10® was used to collect corporal parameters, and FitMate system was used to assess the resting metabolic rate. Results: No significant differences were found between both experimental groups in age, gender, height, cholesterol levels, and the presence of hypertension, d...
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Charles Y. Kim, Rui Dai, Qi Wang, James Ronald, Sabino Zani, Tony P. Smith
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Publication date: August 2020Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 128Author(s): Kehinde S. Olaniyi, Oluwatobi A. Amusa