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Effects of A Personalized Intervention Program on the Biochemical and Hematological Profile in Community Dwelling Old Adults—The [email protected] Intervention Model

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Politécnico de Coimbra, ESTESC, Ciências Biomédicas Laboratoriais, Rua 5 de Outubro, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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LABINSAÚDE—Laboratório de Investigação em Ciências Aplicadas à Saúde, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, ESTeSC, Rua 5 de Outubro, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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Unidade I&D Química-Física Molecular, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra, Portugal
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Politécnico de Coimbra, ESTESC, Ciências Complementares, Rua 5 de Outubro, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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INESC Coimbra, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo 2, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal
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Politécnico de Coimbra, ESTESC, Fisiologia Clínica, Rua 5 de Outubro, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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Politécnico de Coimbra, ESTESC, Fisioterapia, Rua 5 de Outubro, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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Serviço de Sangue e Medicina Transfusional, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, 3004-561 Coimbra, Portugal
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Politécnico de Coimbra, ESTESC, Dietética e Nutrição, Rua 5 de Outubro, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(3), 718; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030718
Received: 29 December 2019 / Revised: 13 January 2020 / Accepted: 15 January 2020 / Published: 22 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Environmental Interventions to Promote a Healthy Ageing)
Aging is a social and economic challenge of the highest importance and a multidisciplinary intervention seems to be a promising approach for improving the quality of life of elderly individuals. This project was designed aimed at promoting an active and healthy aging through the implementation of an intervention program based on the comprehensive geriatric assessment model ([email protected]), focused on promoting health and wellbeing, independence and autonomy, mobility, and social inclusion. A non-randomized interventional study was designed to evaluate the effect of only a dietetic and nutritional approach (control group (CG)) and the combination of a tailored exercise program and a dietetic and nutritional approach (intervention group (IG)) in the biochemical and hematological profile of older adults in the framework of [email protected] The 34 participants enrolled, aged 65 years or over, were subject to a thorough baseline (T0) multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation, including the gathering of clinical information and a battery of biochemical and hematological determinations, and reevaluated after eight weeks of intervention (T1). Between T0 and T1, an increase in albumin and total proteins serum levels were observed in both groups (p < 0.01); the hematological profile in CG and IG showed an increase in red cell count and hemoglobin (p < 0.05). In IG, an increase of HDL cholesterol (p < 0.001) and a decrease of triglycerides (p = 0.001) were still observed. The [email protected] multidisciplinary intervention improved the hematological and biochemical profile of old adults, potentially contributing to delay the development of several aging comorbidities and increase the quality of life of participants. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthy aging; exercise; prevention; cholesterol; hemoglobin healthy aging; exercise; prevention; cholesterol; hemoglobin
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Caseiro, A.; Rocha, C.; Silva, A.M.; Ferreira, C.; Silva, I.; Clemente, M.; Cipriano, I.; Saraiva, M.; Barreira, R.; Azenha, J.; Loureiro, M.H.; Martins, A.; Pereira, T. Effects of A Personalized Intervention Program on the Biochemical and Hematological Profile in Community Dwelling Old Adults—The [email protected] Intervention Model. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 718.

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