Journal article

Longitudinal nutritional changes in aging Australian women

Edward Hill, Allison Hodge, Peter Clifton, Nitin Shivappa, James R Hebert, Lorraine Dennerstein, Stephen Campbell, Cassandra Szoeke

ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION | H E C PRESS, HEALTHY EATING CLUB PTY LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The importance of diet for the maintenance of health during aging is attracting a growing body of research interest. Given dietary intakes, along with BMI, are substantial contributors to disease burden, this study aimed to investigate prospective changes in dietary patterns and nutrient intakes in a sample of mid to late-life women over 14 years. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Participants were from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP); a longitudinal cohort of Australian-born women within the Melbourne metropolitan area. 173 participants were included in this analysis, their mean age in 1998 was 55 years (range 51-62) and in 2012 was 70 years (range 66-76). Diet ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Alzheimer's Association


Awarded by United States National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the Healthy Ageing Program (HAP) has been provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Grants 547600, 1032350 & 1062133), Ramaciotti Foundation, Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation, the Brain Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association (NIA320312), Australian Menopausal Society, Bayer Healthcare, Shepherd Foundation, Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Foundation, Collier Trust Fund, J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust, Mason Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association of Australia. Inaugural funding was provided by VicHealth and the NHMRC. The Principal Investigator of HAP (CSz) is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The authors thank Professor Graham Giles of the Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division, Cancer Council Victoria, for permission to use the DQES v2. Edward Hill would like to acknowledge support from the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Nitin Shivappa and James R. Hebert were supported by grant number R44DK103377 from the United States National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.