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Denture wearing and malnutrition risk among community-dwelling older adults

Ya Su et al.
Used Parameters : Protein

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Nutrients

Most studies have associated denture wearing with a higher risk of malnutrition and lower nutritional intake in the elderly. As the effect of wearing dentures remains debatable, the aim of this study was to determine if older adults wearing dentures have a higher risk of malnutrition. We recruited 294 Japanese community-dwelling adults aged≥ 65 years from two elderly welfare centers in Sapporo. The Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) was used to assess their nutritional status. Their demographic characteristics, eating …
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