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Plant-based Mediterranean diet shown to reduce frailty

By Noli Dinkovski

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 Mediterranean diet: people were less than half as likely to become frail over a four-year period
Mediterranean diet: people were less than half as likely to become frail over a four-year period

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A Mediterranean, plant-based diet might reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals, a study by University College London has found.

A diet reliant primarily on plant-based foods – such as fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, and nuts – might help keep people healthy and independent as they age, according to the report led by Kate Walters and Gotaro Kojima.

People who followed a Mediterranean diet the most were overall less than half as likely to become frail over a four-year period compared with those who followed it the least.

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