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High protein intake is associated with low prevalence of frailty among old Japanese women: a multicenter cross-sectional study

Posted December 23, 2013

Protein intake has been inversely associated with frailty. However, no study has examined the effect of the difference of protein sources (animal or plant) or the amino acid composing the protein on frailty. Therefore, we examined the association of protein and amino acid intakes with frailty among elderly Japanese women.

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Relationship Between Vitamin D and Frailty in Elders

Posted June 27, 2013

In a cross-sectional analysis of 1,659 Australian men (from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project in Sydney), 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were independently associated with frailty in older men.

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Researchers Uncover Potential of Maple Syrup on Liver Health

Posted April 30, 2012

New research conducted at the University of Tokyo suggests that pure maple syrup may promote a healthy liver. The pilot study, conducted by Dr. Keiko Abe of the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, showed that healthy laboratory rats fed a diet in which some of the carbohydrate was replaced with pure maple syrup from Canada yielded significantly better results in liver function tests than the control groups fed a diet with a syrup mix containing a similar sugar content as maple syrup.

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