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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Frailty: A Systematic Review.

Lovers of fruits and vegetables are less likely to experience frailty than individuals who eat small amounts or completely avoided these plant foods.

​Frailty is a medical condition associated with ageing comprising of 3 or more of the following features: exhaustion, weakened hand grip, unintentional weight loss, slow walking speed, or low physical activity. This research work examined the consumption of fruits and vegetables in relation to the occurrence of frailty. Researchers systematically reviewed data from 7 eligible studies. 

Data analysis revealed that individuals who consume fruits and vegetables exhibited lower risk of experiencing frailty than infrequent or non-consumers of these plant foods. This study provides evidence that support the notion that adequate intake of fruits and vegetables may help to fend off frailty.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Kojima G, Avgerinou C, Iliffe S, Jivraj S, Sekiguchi K, Walters K.
  • Gotaro Kojima, MD, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London (Royal Free Campus), Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK, Phone: +44 (0)20 7794 0500, Fax: +44 (0)20 7472 6871, Email: gotarokojima@yahoo.co.jp.
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