Aging

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Clin Nutr ESPEN

Authors

Rebecca McClure, Anthony Villani

Methods

This study included 87 participants and analyzed the effects of adherence to a Mediterranean diet in adults with type 2 diabetes and physical disability with age. A Mediterranean emphasizes many foods of plant origin, including nuts, vegetables, and olive oil.

Key Findings

Greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with better lower extremity physical performance in older adults with type 2 diabetes.