Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet
A recent study evaluated patients over the age of 60, and found that patients who followed a Mediterranean diet had less evidence of "frailty." They identified 5 benchmarks for frailty: unintentional weight loss, exhaustion, deterioration in grip strength, slowed gait, and decreased physical activity.
The Mediterranean diet has shown a great number of health benefits including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, but this study suggests that it may also be a key to better aging.
Our recommendations for healthy aging--no prescription required!
1. Healthy eating
2. Daily exercise
AMY LINDSAY HOWE, MD