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The Consumption of Two or Three Meals per Day with Adequate Protein Content Is Associated with Lower Risk of Physical Disability in Mexican Adults Aged 60 Years and Older

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Institute of Applied Sciences for Physical Activity and Sport, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Education, Sport, Recreation, and Dance, University Health Sciences Center, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara 44430, Jalisco, Mexico
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Department of Human Reproduction, Infantile Growth, and Development, University Health Sciences Center, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara 44280, Jalisco, Mexico
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Geriatrics Department, Western General Hospital, Zapopan 45170, Jalisco, Mexico
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Center of Body Composition and Bone Research, Guadalajara 44600, Jalisco, Mexico
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Geriatrics 2020, 5(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics5010001
Received: 9 November 2019 / Revised: 11 December 2019 / Accepted: 13 December 2019 / Published: 6 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Geriatric Nutrition)
Adequate protein intake per day has been associated with a lower risk of physical disability; however, if adequate protein intake per meal is also associated is unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between adequate protein intake per meal and physical disability in daily living activities in Mexican adults aged ≥60 years. We assessed the number of meals per day with an adequate protein content (24 h dietary recall), the presence of physical disability in daily living activities (two validated questionnaires), and their association in 187 participants through logistic regression. Consuming two or three meals per day with ≥30 g each was associated with lower risk of physical disability on Transportation (OR [95% CI]: 0.06 [0.01–0.50], p = 0.01), Shopping (0.05 [0.01–0.40], p = 0.004), Feeding (0.06 [0.01–0.74], p = 0.028), and Transfer (0.09 [0.01–0.98], p = 0.048). On the other hand, consuming two or three meals per day with ≥0.4 g/kg each was associated with lower risk of physical disability on Shopping (0.21 [0.05–0.89], p = 0.034) and Transportation (0.12 [0.03–0.48], p = 0.003). The consumption of two or three meals per day with adequate protein content is associated with lower risk of physical disability in Mexican adults aged 60 years and older. View Full-Text
Keywords: daily living activities; meals; physical disability; protein intake daily living activities; meals; physical disability; protein intake
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Gaytán-González, A.; Ocampo-Alfaro, M.J.; Torres-Naranjo, F.; Arroniz-Rivera, M.; González-Mendoza, R.G.; Gil-Barreiro, M.; López-Taylor, J.R. The Consumption of Two or Three Meals per Day with Adequate Protein Content Is Associated with Lower Risk of Physical Disability in Mexican Adults Aged 60 Years and Older. Geriatrics 2020, 5, 1.

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