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Physical Function At Older Age Is Connected To A Healthier Diet

In our modern days, being healthy has become the most important thing due to the high rates of obesity and unhealthy habits forming in our planet. Maintaining one’s health is important especially when men grow older as their health moves to the worse.

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, conducted by a team of researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that a healthy diet will help maintain the physical functioning of the body. Being able to be fit physically at older ages is the most important thing as mobility tend to be the most affected aspects of humans with age.

Not being able to move around a lot will directly affect the well-being of the human together with their healthy; leading to many different diseases and dysfunctions in their organs. The team led by an ScD from the Channing Division for Network Medicine at the Brigham, Francine Grodstein were able to find the best type of diet to maintain well physical health for older men.

Dr. Grodstein commented on his results saying, “Diet can have specific effects on our health and can also affect our wellbeing and physical independence as we get older. What excites me about our findings is the notion that we have some influence over our physical independence as we get older. Even if people can’t completely change their diet, there are some relatively simple dietary changes people can make that may influence their ability to maintain physical function, such as eating more vegetables and nuts.”