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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM FATTY ACIDS AND COMPONENTS OF PHYSICAL FRAILTY IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING JAPANESE OLDER ADULTS

K. Kinoshita, R. Otsuka, C. Tange, Y. Nishita, M. Tomida, F. Ando, H. Shimokata, H. Arai

Polyunsaturated fatty acids help maintain insulin sensitivity, mitochondrial function, and anti-inflammation. It is well known that deterioration in these areas can cause frailty. However, little is known about the differences in serum polyunsaturated fatty acid levels among frailty components. We investigated the cross-sectional relationship between frailty and serum fatty acids in 1,033 community-dwelling older adults aged 60–88 years. Polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations were measured from fasting blood samples. The modified phenotype criteria defined frailty. Polyunsaturated fatty acid levels were compared among each component using general linear modeling after controlling for sex, age, body mass index, smoking status, household income, and medical history. Lower polyunsaturated fatty acid levels were associated with the modified frailty criteria, including shrinking and weakness (p < 0.05). Our findings suggest that serum polyunsaturated fatty acid levels differ depending on the frailty status of older adults.

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K. Kinoshita ; R. Otsuka ; C. Tange ; Y. Nishita ; M. Tomida ; F. Ando ; H. Shimokata ; H. Arai (2020): Relationship between Serum Fatty Acids and Components of Physical Frailty in Community-Dwelling Japanese Older Adults. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2020.67

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