Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 11 - 2020
Lifestyle Modifications Can Suppress Non-Communicable Diseases in the Iranian Men Elderly
Mehdi Kushkestani*, Mohsen Parvani, Sohrab Rezaei and Kiandokht Moradi
M.Sc. Student of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Mehdi Kushkestani, M.Sc. Student of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran.
Received: September 12, 2020; Published: October 09, 2020


Background and Purpose: Aging is the predominant risk factor for most diseases and situations that restrict the health span. The aim of this study was to investigate of association between physical activity levels and nutritional status with various diseases and the use of medications. 

Material and Method: This is a cross-sectional study was conducted in Tehran in 2019 with 422 Community-dwelling elderly men who participated, voluntarily. Health condition, level of physical activity, and nutritional status were measured using medical history, PASE, and MNA questionnaires, respectively.

Results: there was a significant negative relationship between physical activity with cardiovascular diseases (p < 0.04) and comorbidity (p < 0.034). Besides, MNA score was significantly negatively correlated with cardiovascular diseases (p < 0.029), liver diseases (p < 0.000), chronic kidney diseases (p < 0.015), comorbidity (p < 0.000), fat-lowering drugs (p < 0.001), and multiple medication (p < 0.017).

Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that the level of physical activity and food dietary can be used as safe and cost-effective solutions to prevent various diseases and polypharmacy in the elderly.

Keywords: Diet; Exercise; Aging; Diseases; T2DM; Pharmacy; Physical Activity


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