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The Mediterranean diet could help ‘healthy aging,’ study suggests

February 27, 2020

From the USA Today website

Eating a Mediterranean diet could have a positive effect within just one year for older adults, increasing “good” bacteria in their guts and decreasing the “bad” ones, new research suggests.

A study of 612 people aged 65 to 79 in five European countries showed that by adhering to a Mediterranean diet for a year showed a wide range of positive effects on gut bacteria that indicate “healthy aging.”

Those who stuck to the diet slowed the loss of gut bacteria diversity. They also saw an increase in bacteria associated with better brain function, indicators of reduced frailty – like grip strength and walking speed – and reduced production of harmful inflammation. 

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