J Nutr Health Aging. 2018;22(6):655-663 © Serdi and Springer-Verlag International SAS, part of Springer Nature MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND MUSCULOSKELETAL-FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER PEOPLE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS 1 1 2 1 1 2 R. SILVA , N. PIZATO , F. DA MATA , A. FIGUEIREDO , M. ITO , M.G. PEREIRA 1. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil; 2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. Corresponding author: Roberta Silva, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract: Background: Population aging is increasing and this process together with its characteristics influence the prevalence and incidence of chronic conditions and musculoskeletal-functional outcomes such as frailty, functional disability and sarcopenia. Nutritional strategies focused on dietary patterns, such as a Mediterranean diet, can be protective from these outcomes. Purpose: To investigate the association between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and frailty, functional disability and sarcopenia in community-dwelling older people. Methods: We systematically reviewed electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, and others) and grey literature for articles investigating the relationship between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and frailty, functional disability and sarcopenia in community-dwelling people aged 60 and over. Study selection, quality of study assessment and data extraction were conducted
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 16, 2017
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