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Investigation of the chronic effect of 12 week multivitamin supplementation on markers of everyday function in adults aged 70 and over.
Everyday functioning relates to how well an individual can function independently in day-to-day life. As a person ages, there are various changes which occur in the body, which can lead to a decline in everyday functioning. There is a loss of bone density, the immune system naturally declines which can lead to a susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, infection and cardiovascular disease. Many older adults report feeling socially isolated and lonely, which can also lead to poor mood and negative health outcomes. Due to advancements in society, there has been an increase in older adult informal caregivers, which is a form of chronic stress associated with a range of negative outcomes and declines in functioning.
Nutritional supplementation may have the potential to improve everyday functioning in older adults, which may have declined through ageing alone or ageing alongside chronic stress from being a caregiver. Research had shown multivitamin supplementation to have positive cognitive, mood, mobility and health effects. As well as improving general day-to-day well-being and functioning, and may have the ability to reduce feeling of stress.
The current study will investigate the effects of a multivitamin supplement following daily intake for 12 weeks on a range of everyday functioning outcomes in adults aged 70 and over. The outcome measures include; well being, cardiovascular reactivity, immune response, stress, self-reported health, daily functioning behaviours, mobility, mood, cognitive function, sleep quality and loneliness.
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-08T08:47:35-0400
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