Interventions to support healthy eating in later life

Lara, Jose, Celis-Morales, Carlos, Livingstone, Katherine and Mathers, John (2016) Interventions to support healthy eating in later life. In: Food for the Aging Population (2nd Ed.). Elsevier, London. ISBN 9780081003480

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Abstract

Significant evidence indicates that an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and other factors such as social conditions contribute significantly to the accelerated molecular and cellular damage associated with aging, whereas a healthier diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, and drinking sensibly may reduce the accumulation of damage, slow the aging process, and delay or prevent the development of age-related frailty, disability, and disease. Developing effective interventions to enhance health and well-being in later life is currently a public health priority. In this chapter we review the evidence that better nutrition enhances healthy aging and report initial findings from two recent research programs—Food4Me, which tested the utility of personalized interventions to promote healthier dietary habits, and the LiveWell research program, which developed and delivered Web-based lifestyle interventions targeting people of retirement age.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dietary interventions, Mediterranean diet, Healthy ageing phenotype, Personalised nutrition, Digital technologies, Food4Me Study
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 08:30
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27689

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