Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Tucson

Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence: Helps Elderly Maintain Strength

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Seniors that ate a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were able to live independently longer, had fewer falls and fractures, and were less frail, according to recent research. In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, University College London researchers analyzed the eating habits and health data of 5,789 participants in studies in France, Spain, Italy and China. “People that followed the Mediterranean diet the most were overall less than half as likely to become frail over a nearly four-year period compared with those that followed it the least,” says lead author Katy Walters, Ph.D. The researchers also noted that the plant-based diet may help older people maintain muscle strength, activity, weight and energy levels.


This article appears in the May 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Coming in February
For more information about our upcoming issue contact [email protected]
Due Date: The 10th of the month. Be a part of one of our upcoming issues. Contact [email protected] for cheerful and efficient help with your marketing!
Join Our Email Newsletter

 

Missed the print deadline? Try email news!

Email News Exclusives with Social Media pushes; ask us about it today! [email protected]

Visit Us on Facebook
’Tis the Season to Save the Planet: Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas
Nap Less for Heart Health
Scientists Confront Academic Racism
Aerobic Exercises Improve Fatty Liver Condition