Nutritional factors in physical and cognitive functions of elderly people

Irwin H. Rosenberg, Joshua W. Miller

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Abstract

The quality of life of aging individuals depends profoundly on their capacity for physical mobility, mental alertness, and cognitive function. Independence and self-esteem are strongly determined by physical and mental capacities. Stimulated by reports of declining function with age, investigators have examined the relationships between lifestyle factors and maintenance of functional status. Growing evidence supports the view that continued physical activity and good nutritional status are important determinants of physical and cognitive function. It is possible that some of the decline in cognitive function associated with aging is preventable or reversible with improved vitamin nutriture, especially vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, and folate. It might well be argued that the most practical outcome of research on the relationship of diet and nutrition to the aging process would be a better understanding of the ways in which our behavior can maintain a vigorous quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume55
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
StatePublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Cognition
quality of life
Quality of Life
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self-esteem
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B 6
pyridoxine
vitamin B12
Vitamin B 12
Nutritional Status
Folic Acid
Self Concept
Vitamins
folic acid
physical activity
lifestyle
nutritional status
Life Style

Keywords

  • B vitamins
  • Body composition
  • Carotenoids
  • Cataract
  • Homocysteine
  • Hypomethylation
  • Immune function
  • Magnesium
  • Neurocognitive function
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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Nutritional factors in physical and cognitive functions of elderly people. / Rosenberg, Irwin H.; Miller, Joshua W.

In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 55, No. SUPPL. 6, 06.1992.

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Rosenberg, Irwin H. ; Miller, Joshua W. / Nutritional factors in physical and cognitive functions of elderly people. In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1992 ; Vol. 55, No. SUPPL. 6.
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