Journal article

Longitudinal associations between dietary inflammatory index and musculoskeletal health in community-dwelling older adults

Mavil May Cervo, Nitin Shivappa, James R Hebert, Wendy H Oddy, Tania Winzenberg, Saliu Balogun, Feitong Wu, Peter Ebeling, Dawn Aitken, Graeme Jones, David Scott

CLINICAL NUTRITION | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aging is characterized by progressive decline in physiologic reserves and functions as well as prolonged inflammation, increasing susceptibility to disease. Diet plays an important role in maintaining health, and reducing morbidity and mortality, especially in older populations. This study was designed to determine prospective associations between dietary inflammatory index (DII®) scores and bone health, sarcopenia-related outcomes, falls risk and incident fractures in community-dwelling Australian older adults. METHODS: A total of 1098 [51% male; age (mean ± SD) 63.0 ± 7.5 years] non-institutionalized older adults who participated in the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Australia


Awarded by Arthritis Foundation of Australia, Australia


Awarded by Tasmanian Community Fund, Australia


Awarded by University of Tasmania Institutional Research Grants Scheme, Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia -R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Australia (302204); Arthritis Foundation of Australia, Australia (MRI06161); Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, Australia; Tasmanian Community Fund, Australia (D0015018); and University of Tasmania Institutional Research Grants Scheme, Australia (D0015019). The funding body had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation and review of the manuscript; as well as decision to publish. DS is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia -R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship, Australia (1123014).