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Diet with lots of vegetables keeps the elderly fit
When muscles and strength diminish as a result of the aging process, physical activity becomes difficult and energy levels plummet, scientists speak of frailty. According to a British meta-study, a diet high in vegetables offers protection against this.
One was his own, the other belonged to a fellow researcher who had studied three groups of study participants in France.
Frailty is a complex concept. Fragile elderly people are tired most days of the week, are not or hardly physically active anymore, lose muscle strength, can only move slowly and lose weight without wanting to.
It is obvious that there is a relationship between lifestyle and the risk of frailty. A number of studies have looked at physical activity and protein intake, but research into the effect of fruits and vegetables is limited.
"As increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is feasible and relatively cheap without significant side effects, this can be a relevant strategy to prevent frailty."
"Randomized controlled trials are warranted."