OLIVERI Maria Beatriz
congresos y reuniones científicas
Vitamin D Deficiency is Related with Altered Functional Performance and Diminished Muscle Mass but not with Falls in Older Ambulatory Women from Buenos Aires.
OLIVERI B; LUCAS S; TORRES G; MARTINEZ C; PAVON F; GOMEZ REYNALDO MANUEL; DIAZ A
Congreso; Congreso de la American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; 2017
Purpose : To investigate associations between vitamin D (VD) status and appendicular lean mass, physical performance, and falls in ambulatory postmenopausal women ≥ 60 years.Methods: out of 321 ambulatory postmenopausal women ≥60 years who attended a community activity to evaluate risk factors for bone and muscle health at the University Hospital, 144 completed the questionnaire about falls in the last year, currently physical activity (scored as none, mild and moderate activity) and VD supplementation and performed the following: physical performance tests: 4-meter walking speed (WS) [(Normal value(NV) < 5 s), 3-meter Timed Get-Up-and-Go Test(NV≤ 10 s) and Chair sit-to-stand test(NV 20kg) and appendicular lean mass by whole body Lunar DXA (adjusted by height2=ALM/ht2, NV >5.67kg/m2 and by BMI NV> 0.512. Obesity was considered BMI > 30kg/m2. Sarcopenia was defined as low muscle mass plus any low physical performance test or low Grip strength. Albumin and 25OHD levels were measured (deficiency