Newsletter 1 (July 2019)

We try to provide regular updates on The Frailty Project through our Newsletter. The first Newsletter is now available, containing information on the project, vacancies, conferences and publications.   Click here to download the first Newsletter of The Frailty Project Newsletter 1 (July 2019) – Click here

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Vitamin K and frailty

In the end of 2018, Marcos Machado-Fragua, a PhD student from Madrid visited our Department for several months. During his stay he worked with data of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, to study the longitudinal association between Vitamin K and frailty in older adults. Vitamin K status was based on dephospho-uncarboxylated matrix…

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Natural course of frailty components

In the May issue of the Journals of Gerontology: Series A, our article on natural course of frailty components has been published. First author Sari Stenholm analyzed data from two cohort studies: the Italian InCHIANTI study and the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The frailty phenotype was used, and data with…

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Functional continuum and mortality

This week, our article “A new functional classification based on frailty and disability stratifies the risk for mortality among older adults: the FRADEA study” has been published on the website of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. In this article, we describe the validation of a new functional…

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Air pollution and hand-grip strength

We have contributed to an article that was published last week in The Journals of Gerontology – Series A: Medical Sciences. The study, with the title “Association of Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution with Hand-Grip Strength among Adults in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries” was conducted by Hualiang Lin and…

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New publication on frailty trajectories

One of the objectives of The Frailty Project is to increase epidemiological insights into developments in frailty during later life. In the September 2018 issue of the scientific journal Age and Ageing we have published on changes in frailty during later life. Using data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam…

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