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functional decline

The loss of independent function that often accompanies an acute illness or the cumulative effects of a chronic illness, a restriction in activities, or a change in diet, esp. in older persons.
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The team also found that functional decline was less in women who had a longer reproductive life; had ever been pregnant; or had ever used hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Public long-term care insurance plan have been developed by many countries in Europe and Asia to cover the growing risk of functional decline.
Experts say TFAs can lead to hypertension, cancer, liver dysfunction, infertility, asthma, problems in pregnancy and brain functional decline.
Functional decline during hospitalization is an important clinical problem with potential long-lasting adverse outcomes in older adults.
"Trial of Vitamin E and Memantine in Alzheimer's Disease (TEAM-AD)," a 2014 randomized trial, found that a synthetic form of vitamin E (DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) slowed functional decline in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD), who were also taking an acetyl-cholinesterase inhibitor.
Editor's Note: Those who received omega-3 fatty acids alone also showed less functional decline as indicated by IADL performance.
Research suggests that vitamin E may help slow functional decline for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and reduce the amount of care they need.
ISLAMABAD -- Vitamin-E may slow functional decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and decrease caregiver burden, a U.S.
Unfortunately, the care being provided can often decrease residents' opportunities to engage in physical activity, contributing to the prevalent problem of functional decline and sedentary behavior.
The study concluded that use of synthetic vitamin E in the dose provided resulted in slower functional decline than among those who took placebos.
In the study, 613 sufferers receiving vitamin E had slower functional decline than those receiving placebo, with the annual rate of decline reduced by 19 per cent.
At the conclusion of the seven-year study, women who got more of their calories from protein had higher self-reported physical function, a slower rate of functional decline, greater grip strength at the study's outset, and slower declines in grip strength than women who consumed the fewest calories from protein.

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