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Mediterranean diet can cut risk of frailty in older adults

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

According to a study, following diet - which includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts - may reduce the risk of frailty in older adults.

The findings suggest that a diet emphasizing primarily on plant-based foods can help keep people healthy and independent as they age.

Frailty is common among older people and its prevalence is increasing as the population ages.

Frail older adults may often feel low in and have weight loss and weak muscle strength.

from the University College wanted to access how a might decrease one's risk of frailty.

The team analyzed 5,789 older individuals four France, Spain, and

Dr. Walters stated, "We found the evidence was very consistent that older people who follow a diet had a lower risk of becoming frail".

The indicated that the people who followed diet the most were overall less than half as likely to become frail over a nearly four-year period compared with those who followed it the least.

The investigators noted that the Mediterranean diet may help older individuals maintain muscle strength, activity, weight, and levels.

The research appears in the Journal of the American Society.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 12:35 IST