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J Nutr Elder. 2010 Jul;29(3):259-92. doi: 10.1080/01639366.2010.499093.

Maintaining functionality in later years: a review of nutrition and physical activity interventions in postmenopausal women.

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Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, USA. mfk@udel.edu

Abstract

Independence and quality of life of postmenopausal women are influenced by functional status. Nutrition and physical activity impact functional changes through changes in body composition. The article presents a narrative review of the literature to identify interventions that improve the functionality of community-dwelling postmenopausal women. The authors used the Evidence Analysis Approach developed by the American Dietetic Association to appraise current research. Strong evidence does exist that interventions that incorporate both physical activity and nutrition can improve physical function of older women. However, research focusing on functional status and quality of life, in addition to nutrition and exercise, is extremely limited.

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20711923
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10.1080/01639366.2010.499093
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