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dc.contributor.authorJetsada Ruangsuriyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRawiwan Wongpoomchaien_US
dc.contributor.authorSomdet Srichairatanakoolen_US
dc.contributor.authorWachiranun Sirikulen_US
dc.contributor.authorNida Buawangpongen_US
dc.contributor.authorPenprapa Sivirojen_US
dc.description.abstractAs Thailand moves toward an aging society, frailty has become a concern amongst northern Thai elderly. The causes of frailty are multifactorial and include genetic, environmental, and socio-economic factors; diet is of particular interest. A cross-sectional study was conducted from September to October 2017 to investigate what kind of diets normally consumed by 350 Thai elders were associated with frailty using a questionnaire and frailty determination by Fried’s phenotype followed by phytochemical analyses of the diets. The multivariable logistic regression analysis demonstrated a significant positive association between certain foods and lower frailty. Guava fruit and Acacia pennata vegetable consumption had lower odds of frailty, which were 0.52 times (95% CI 0.28–0.96, p = 0.037) and 0.42 times (95% CI 0.21–0.83, p = 0.012) when adjusted for the potential confounders. The phytochemical analyses of guava fruit showed a significantly higher amount of total flavonoids (p < 0.001), total phenolic compounds (p = 0.002), and antioxidant capacity, includ-ing DPPH (p < 0.001), ABTS (p < 0.001), and FRAP (p = 0.002) when compared to those of banana. Acacia pennata vegetable contained a significantly higher amount of total phenolic compounds (p = 0.012) when compared to those of lettuce. These findings may assist in health promotion programs of frailty prevention by encouraging an increase in consumption of either guava fruit or Acacia pen-nata vegetable among Thai elderly.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.titleGuava Fruit and Acacia pennata Vegetable Intake Association with Frailty of Older Adults in Northern Thailanden_US
article.volume14en_US Mai Universityen_US
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