Taking Stock of Aging and Diet in Europe

The new dietary challenges during aging

As surprising as it may be, the fact of eating, a banal, everyday act, takes on particular importance when people reach an advanced age. Diet is more than taking in the right quantity of nutrients—it plays an integral role in treatments and remains one of the daily pleasures that is important to preserve, along with maintaining a convivial atmosphere during meals. Furthermore, investing in diet makes it possible to prevent the appearance of certain diseases and/or reduce the heavy costs related to caring for patients while treating conditions. As for physical activity, it reinforces the benefits provided by diet.

After describing the context of aging in Europe, this case study, published by the Louis Bonduelle Foundation, addresses the factors that make it possible to modulate aging and its related physiological changes, and examples of prevention of age-related diseases.