Seniors : the mediterranean diet would help avoid the dependency
Published the 19.01.2018 to 08h10
Fragility and dependence are often related in the elderly. By becoming more brittle, they become more likely to fracture in a fall, require a daily follow up on or even integrate a specialized institution.
British researchers have analyzed the link between power and fragility. According to them, the mediterranean diet could help prevent the arrival of frailty in the elderly. The results of this study has been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
A diet mainly vegetable
5789 people have participated in this study in France, Spain, Italy, and China. Scientists have gathered data from studies conducted by other researchers. People who follow a mediterranean diet have a lower risk of becoming fragile.
This is a diet based on the consumption of products, primarily plants : fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. “The people who followed the diet were about half as likely to become brittle in comparison to people who were little what type of power supply,” explains dr Kate Walters, co-author of the study. In fact, for these people, the muscle strength was better maintained, as well as the weight, activity and energy.
The researchers, however, indicate that it is necessary to conduct a study of greater scope, to include other risk factors : smoking, alcohol consumption, level of physical exercise, etc