Journal article

Total energy expenditure in adults aged 65 years and over measured using doubly-labelled water: international data availability and opportunities for data sharing

Judi Porter, Kay Nguo, Simone Gibson, Catherine E Huggins, Jorja Collins, Nicole J Kellow, Helen Truby

NUTRITION JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Increasing population lifespan necessitates a greater understanding of nutritional needs in older adults (65 year and over). A synthesis of total energy expenditure in the older population has not been undertaken and is needed to inform nutritional requirements. We aimed to establish the extent of the international evidence for total energy expenditure (TEE) using doubly-labelled water (DLW) in older adults (65 years and over), report challenges in obtaining primary data, and make recommendations for future data sharing. METHODS: Four databases were searched to identify eligible studies; original research of any study design where participant level TEE was measured using DLW in p..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Authors thank Ruth Lawrence from the Eastern Health Library service who completed the database searches. Two Monash University Nutrition & Dietetic students, Elissa Elissa and Jana Duspara, assisted with the title and abstract review and were supported by University Vacation Research Scholarships. We also thank all the authors that were contacted in the completion of this review for their responses, and in many cases, for their contribution of participant-level data for further analysis, we appreciate their time and effort spent.