Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and the Risk of Frailty in Old People: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

The aim of this study is to summarize the relevant studies and assess the effectiveness of adherence to Mediterranean diet on frailty in old people

Y. Wang; Q. Hao; L. Su; Y. Liu; S. Liu; Birong Dong


Scholarcy highlights

  • Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome in old people
  • We included studies regarding the associations between adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of frailty among elders
  • In comparison with lowest adherence to Mediterranean diet, elders with highest adherence to Mediterranean diet were significantly associated with lower risk of frailty in the future
  • The pooled estimates from four studies performed among participants in western countries showed that higher adherence to Mediterranean diet was associated with a 52% reduced risk of frailty
  • One study showed no association between Mediterranean diet and frailty among Asian elders
  • A higher adherence to Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of frailty in old people
  • Talegawkar SA, Bandinelli S, Bandeen-Roche K et al: A higher adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet is inversely associated with the development of frailty in community-dwelling elderly men and women

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