How to live longer: Eating this diet ‘could stave off frailty in older people’

HOW TO live longer: Eating a Mediterranean diet could help older people stave off frailty and keep sharp, according to researchers. They suggested a diet rich in fruit and veg, olive oil and fish boosts bacteria in the gut linked to healthy ageing and reduced bacteria linked to inflammation.

A Mediterranean diet could help curb the advance of frailty and cognitive decline, the researchers suggested. Previous studies suggest a restrictive diet, common in older people, reduces the diversity of microbiome in the gut.

Experts from the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland wanted to see if following a Mediterranean diet for a year could improve participants' microbiome.

They analysed the gut microbiome of 612 people aged between 65 and 79, in the five countries...
source: Express

2020-02-18 01:44
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