Low serum carotenoids and development of severe walking disability among older women living in the community: The Women's Health and Aging Study I

Richard David Semba, Ravi Varadhan, Benedetta Bartali, Luigi Ferrucci, Michelle O. Ricks, Caroline Blaum, Linda P Fried

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether low serum carotenoid levels, an indicator of low intake of fruits and vegetables, are associated with the progression of disability in older women. Design: Longitudinal analysis in a population-based cohort. Setting: Moderately-severely disabled women, ≥65 years, living in the community in Baltimore, Maryland (the Women's Health and Aging Study I). Participants: 554 women without severe walking disability (inability towalk or walking speed

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Carotenoids
  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Risk factors
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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Low serum carotenoids and development of severe walking disability among older women living in the community : The Women's Health and Aging Study I. / Semba, Richard David; Varadhan, Ravi; Bartali, Benedetta; Ferrucci, Luigi; Ricks, Michelle O.; Blaum, Caroline; Fried, Linda P.

In: Age and Ageing, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 62-67.

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