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Functional Foods Can Play Key Role In A Healthy Diet, Lifestyle Of Older People

November 10, 2010: 03:17 AM EST

Functional foods that target bone health, cardiovascular health and gastrointestinal function can play a useful role in the healthy diet of older people, according to a report from the U.K.’s International Longevity Centre. The report emphasizes that functional foods should be considered only as a supplement to a nutritious diet, not a sole solution. Functional foods, the report says, “should be seen as a way to reinforce the health improvement and disease prevention aims of a healthy lifestyle approach.” The report suggests that: age-specific dietary recommendations be established for different age groups; calcium and vitamin D strategies should be reviewed; cholesterol-lowering foods should be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle approach; and probiotic treatment protocols should be developed for those at risk of gastrointestinal disorders.

"Report: Older people and functional foods", International Longevity Centre , November 10, 2010, © International Longevity Centre
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