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The Association between Macronutrients Intake with High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) in Elderly of Sabzevar Nursing Homes (A Cross-Sectional Study)
Z Aarchahi, A Kooshki *, MH Rakhshani, T Tofighiyan
Associate Professor Sabzevar University of Medical Scinces
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Background and Objectives: High-Sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is the most reliable means of diagnosing and controlling hidden inflammation and infection in the body. poor nutritional status in older adults with increased serum levels of CRP, followed by systemic inflammation is linked. It appears that diet has an significant effect on chronic inflammation affecting the progression of the disease. This study aimed to examine the association between macronutrients intake with serum High sensitivity C-reactive protein in elderly located in nursing homes in Sabzevar.

 Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional analytical study included 105 nursing home residents from Sabzevar city, stratified sampling method was performed. Anthropometric indexes, BMI and WHR were measuremed according standard methods. Nutrientional intake per person was collected and determined by using the N4 software. Blood samples were collected for measurement of serum hs-CRP. Data were analyzed by using SPSS software descriptive statistics and regression.

Results: In the present study, a significant positive correlation between total fat and cholesterol intake and a significant inverse correlation between fiber intake and serum high sensitivity C- reactive protein was observed. Among Anthropometric indexes, hs-CRP has a statistically significant relationship with BMI.

Conclusion: According to results of this study, diets high in fiber, low in fat, low cholesterol should be the first level of prevention in this age group and it can reduce inflammation remarkably.

Keywords: Macronutrient, Serum hs-CRP, Elderly
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nutrition
Received: 2016/07/16 | Accepted: 2017/06/20 | Published: 2017/06/20

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