Scientific Updates

1. Leiu et al. 2020 found a high percentage of body fat and low consumption of milk and dairy products were the main contributors to insufficient serum vitamin D levels, but not socio-demographic characteristics, other anthropometric indices, sun exposure, or diet quality.

Leiu KH, Chin YS, Mohd Shariff Z, Arumugam M, and Chan YM (2020). High body fat percentages and low consumption of dairy products were associated with vitamin D inadequacy among older women in Malaysia. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228803.

2. Ultrasound imaging offers a valid and quick bedside assessment approach to assess muscle wasting in hemodialysis patients.

Sharmela Sahathevan, Ban-Hock Khor, Chai Hong Yeong, Teik Hin Tan, Abdul Kareem Meera Mohaideen, Hi Ming Ng, Gild Rick Ong, Sreelakshmi Sankara Narayanan, Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, Bak Leong Goh, Boon Cheak Bee, Zulfitri 'Azuan Mat Daud, Karuthan Chinna, Tilakavati Karupaiah. Validity of ultrasound imaging in measuring quadriceps muscle thickness and cross-sectional area in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2021; 45(2): 422-426.

3. Vina PS Tan

Muscle , Fat & Bone in Older People: Relation to Healthy Ageing
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