Frailty is a clinical syndrome and is predictive of falls, declining mobility, and death.
The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes plant food (fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, olives) and includes moderate fish consumption with low dairy, red meat, and processed meat. Sound familiar? Olive oil is the primary fat source. In addition, it also includes a low to moderate amount of wine with meals 🙂
After analyzing several research studies, the results showed that older adults who closely followed the Mediterranean Diet reduced the risk of frailty by 56%!
Researchers continue to examine frailty and diets and believe that the Mediterranean Diet’s effect on older adults is due to its anti-inflammatory effect as a protective mechanism.
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