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Mediterranean diet significantly lowers the risk of frailty


When we eat, the various micro and macronutrients in our food interact with each other.

This means it is important to look at overall dietary patterns rather than focusing on the nutritional benefits of individual foods.

The Mediterranean diet consists of abundant plant foods, such as fruit, vegetables, cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds, with olive oil as the main source of fat.

Dairy products, fish, eggs and poultry are eaten in low to moderate amounts, as is red wine which is usually taken with meals. Consumption of red meat is low.

This diet, low in saturated fats, is associated with multiple health benefits including lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and cancer.

This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and frailty in


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