PH study on nutrition, aging covers Tarlac, Pangasinan – Manila Bulletin

pH Study on Nutrition and Aging Covering Tarlac and Pangasinan

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said the country’s study on nutrition and aging covered Tarlac and Pangasinan.

(Manila Bulletin file)

DOST Secretary Fortunato “The Boy” T. de la Peña said the DOST Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) has expanded the areas involved in the project.

“DOST-FNRI’s Nutrition and Aging projects now cover the Tarlac and Pangasinan region,” he said in a recorded report.

“Until we can afford Nila’s coverage (study coverage is gradually increasing).”

In August of this year, De la Peña announced that DOST-FNRI is expected to begin its research into the relationships between body composition and quality of life in old age.

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The project team met with health officials and Barangay officials from the Tarlac Local Government Unit on November 15, 2021.

It was noted that coordination activities with responders at Barangay Tibag in Tarlac were held from 15-18 November, while data collection activities were conducted from 16-19 November.

The project aims to determine the association of body composition with functional ability and quality of life for the elderly in selected regions of the country.

It will specifically assess the body composition, functional ability, and quality of life of the elderly; and determine the following: the relationship of muscle mass and fat mass to functional capacity and quality of life; The relationship of geographical and environmental variables to the nutritional status of the elderly using a geographic information system or GIS; and the energy cost of selected physical and occupational activities for older adults.

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