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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


DURAN AGUERO, Samuel; GONZALEZ CANETE, Natalia; PENA D'ARDAILLON, Francisca  and  CANDIA JOHNS, Priscila. Association of intake macro and micronutrients with life quality of life in elderly. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.6, pp.2578-2582. ISSN 1699-5198.

Introduction: the relationship between quality of life life quality and nutrients it is taking a special singular importance in this age group. Objective: to determine the association between consumption of the macro and micronutrients with quality of life in elderly living in Santiago. Materials and Methods: 1,704 autonomous elderly were assessed. Quality of life was measured by a Life style and Health promotion survey and food patterns were evaluated by a food frequency questionnaire. The quality of life and food intake were evaluated by the Survey of Life Style and Health Promoter and the Feeding and Food Survey were answered by 1,704 non-disabled participant of both sex. Results: the 63.9 % of the elderly were overweight or /obesity. Perform correlations between quality of life and nutrients consumption were; the vitamin A, which was is associated to better stress management (r = 0.166; p = 0.001), responsibility for health (0.171;p = 0.001) and exercise (r = 0.167; p = 0.001); the vitamin B12 was a protective factor to have a better quality of life OR = 0.78 (IC95% 0.67-0.90). On the other hand, the consumption of cola soft drinks OR = 1.92 (IC95% 1.42-2.60), the overweight OR = 1.77(IC95% 1.02-3.06) and be male OR = 1.62 (IC95%1.27-2.07) were risk factors for quality of life. Conclusions: the vitamin A and B12 consumption are protective factors for a better quality of life. Conversely, being a male, consumer cola soft drinks and the overweight are risk factors of quality of life in autonomous independent elderly.

Keywords : Elderly; Quality of life; Nutritional status; Vitamin B12; Overweight.

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