Nutrition

Environmental barriers to and availability of healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities living in urban and suburban neighborhoods

Mojtahedi MC, Boblick P, Rimmer JH, Rowland JL, Jones RA, Braunschweig CL.  Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 60612, USA.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Nov;89(11):2174-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.05.011. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the built environment on access to healthy foods for people with mobility disabilities by measuring wheelchair accessibility of […]

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Ethical issues in nutrition support of severely disabled elderly persons: a guide for health professionals

Monod S, Chiolero R, Büla C, Benaroyo L.  Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, University of Lausanne Medical Center, Lausanne, Switzerland. Stefanie.Monod-Zorzi@chuv.ch.   JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011 May;35(3):295-302. doi: 10.1177/0148607111405338. Providing or withholding nutrition in severely disabled elderly persons is a challenging dilemma for families, health professionals, and institutions. Despite limited evidence that […]

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Position of the American Dietetic Association: Providing nutrition services for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs

Van Riper CL, Wallace LS; American Dietetic Association.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha, NE, USA.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):296-307.   It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that nutrition services provided by registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), are essential components of comprehensive care for […]

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Nutritional status of intellectual disabled persons with Down syndrome

Soler Marín A, Xandri Graupera JM.  Departamento de Tecnología de la Alimentación y Nutrición, Universidad Católica San Antonio, and Unidad de Nutrición y Dietética, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca de Murcia, Murcia, Spain.  Nutr Hosp. 2011 Sep-Oct;26(5):1059-66. doi: 10.1590/S0212-16112011000500021. BACKGROUND: To evaluate the nutritional status in young adults with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: 38 […]

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Correlates of nutritional behavior in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Plow M, Finlayson M, Cho C.  Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. plowm@ccf.org.  Disabil Health J. 2012 Oct;5(4):284-91. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 Aug 17. BACKGROUND: Adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) have many health problems that can interfere with healthy nutritional behaviors. Self-management […]

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Feasibility and reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in older adults with intellectual disabilities

Bastiaanse LP, Vlasveld G, Penning C, Evenhuis HM.  Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. l.bastiaanse@erasmusmc.nl.  J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(9):759-62. doi: 10.1007/s12603-012-0050-z. OBJECTIVE: Feasibility and reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). DESIGN: Instrument development. SETTING: Three care providers for people […]

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Follow-up home visits with registered dietitians have a positive effect on the functional and nutritional status of geriatric medical patients after discharge: a randomized controlled trial

Beck AM, Kjær S, Hansen BS, Storm RL, Thal-Jantzen K, Bitz C.  EFFECT, The Nordic Kitchen, Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.  Clin Rehabil. 2013 Jun;27(6):483-93. doi: 10.1177/0269215512469384. Epub 2012 Dec 20.   Objective: To assess the additional benefits of individualized nutritional counselling by a registered dietitian in geriatric patients’ home after discharge from hospital, in […]

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Impact of nutritional status and dietary quality on stroke: do we need specific recommendations?

Lim H, Choue R. Department of Medical Nutrition, Research Institute of Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Seoul, Republic of Korea.  Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;67(5):548-54. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.30. Epub 2013 Feb 27. Stroke, one of the most prevalent geriatric diseases, is a leading cause of death worldwide […]

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Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to measure the effects of a thirteen-week moderate to vigorous aquatic exercise and nutritional education intervention on percent body fat in adults with intellectual disabilities from group home settings

Casey A, Boyd C, Mackenzie S, Rasmussen R.; St Francis Xavier University, Department of Human Kinetics, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. J Hum Kinet. 2012 May;32:221-9. doi: 10.2478/v10078-012-0038-0. Epub 2012 May 30. People with intellectual disability are more likely to be obese and extremely obese than people without intellectual disability with rates remaining elevated among adults, […]

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Maternal fish intake during pregnancy, blood mercury levels, and child cognition at age 3 years in a US cohort.

The balance of contaminant risk and nutritional benefit from maternal prenatal fish consumption for child cognitive development is not known. Using data from a prospective cohort study of 341 mother-child pairs in Massachusetts enrolled in 1999-2002, the authors studied associations of maternal second-trimester fish intake and erythrocyte mercury levels with children’s scores on the Peabody […]

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