A healthy old age
The scientists tracked near 1,000 women and men in England, that had been created in March 1946, during their maturity. Individuals who ate more fruits, veggies and whole cereals — and fewer highly processed foods — during maturity did better on three tests of bodily function in their early 60s compared to people with less healthy eating habits.
The analysis also found that people whose eating habits enhanced during maturity did better on among those evaluations, seat rise rate and standing equilibrium period. The next evaluation was timed up-and-go rates.
“Enhancing the quality of your diet may have a favorable impact on health, no matter your age,” said researcher Sian Robinson, a professor of nutritional epidemiology in the University of Southampton.
“But, this research indicates that making great dietary choices during maturity — by cutting down on highly processed foods and incorporating more vegetables, fruit and whole grains in your diet — may have a substantial beneficial impact on strength and physical performance later in life, helping to ensure a lot healthier old age,” Robinson said in a university news release.
The analysis was published recently in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A.
Though the analysis did not demonstrate cause and effect, Cyrus Cooper, director of the university’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, stated, “The connection between dietary patterns and frailty in elderly individuals will open up the door to successful interventions contrary to the adrenal decrease in cerebral functioning, which can be such an increasing source of disability in aging populations globally.”