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Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Handgrip Strength, Nutritional Status and T2DM in Community-Dwelling Older Mexican Women: A Cross-Sectional Study

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National Institute of Geriatrics, Ministry of Health, Mexico City 10200, Mexico
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Health Care Department, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Unit Xochimilco, Mexico City 04960, Mexico
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, Faculty of Higher Studies Zaragoza, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City 09230, Mexico
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Academic Editor: Deborah Agostini
Received: 22 December 2020 / Revised: 22 February 2021 / Accepted: 22 February 2021 / Published: 26 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vitamin D, Diet and Musculoskeletal Health)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between handgrip strength, nutritional status and vitamin D deficiency in Mexican community-dwelling older women. A cross sectional study in women ≥ 60 years-old was performed. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were measured by a quantitative immunoassay technique. Handgrip strength was assessed using a dynamometer, while nutritional status was assessed through the Full Mini Nutritional Assessment (Full-MNA). A total of 116 women participated in the study, their mean age was 70.3 ± 5.8 years; 49.1% of the study group had plasma 25(OH)D levels lower than 40 nmol/L [16 ng/mL]. Meanwhile, 28.45% of participants had low handgrip strength (<16 kg), and 23.1% were identified at risk of malnutrition/malnourished according with Full-MNA score. Women with 25(OH)D deficiency (<40 nmol/L [16 ng/mL]) were more likely to have low handgrip strength (OR = 2.64, p = 0.025) compared with those with higher 25(OH)D values. Additionally, being malnourished or at risk of malnutrition (OR = 2.53, p = 0.045) or having type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (OR = 2.92, p = 0.044) was also associated with low 25(OH)D. The prevalence of low plasma 25(OH)D concentrations was high among Mexican active older women. Low handgrip strength, being at risk of malnutrition/malnourished, or diagnosed with T2DM was also associated with Vitamin D deficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin D deficiency; handgrip strength; muscle skeletal health; full mini nutritional assessment; aging; community dwelling vitamin D deficiency; handgrip strength; muscle skeletal health; full mini nutritional assessment; aging; community dwelling
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Mendoza-Garcés, L.; Velázquez-Alva, M.C.; Cabrer-Rosales, M.F.; Arrieta-Cruz, I.; Gutiérrez-Juárez, R.; Irigoyen-Camacho, M.E. Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Handgrip Strength, Nutritional Status and T2DM in Community-Dwelling Older Mexican Women: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients 2021, 13, 736. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13030736

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Mendoza-Garcés L, Velázquez-Alva MC, Cabrer-Rosales MF, Arrieta-Cruz I, Gutiérrez-Juárez R, Irigoyen-Camacho ME. Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Handgrip Strength, Nutritional Status and T2DM in Community-Dwelling Older Mexican Women: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients. 2021; 13(3):736. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13030736

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Mendoza-Garcés, Luciano, María C. Velázquez-Alva, María F. Cabrer-Rosales, Isabel Arrieta-Cruz, Roger Gutiérrez-Juárez, and María E. Irigoyen-Camacho. 2021. "Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Handgrip Strength, Nutritional Status and T2DM in Community-Dwelling Older Mexican Women: A Cross-Sectional Study" Nutrients 13, no. 3: 736. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13030736

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