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Mediterranean Diet & Physical Fitness
Human Nutrition

Mediterranean Diet & Physical Fitness

I had been writing about the health benefits of adopting the Mediterranean diet. There is one domain I have yet to write on the Mediterranean diet, the relationships between the Mediterranean diet and physical fitness. 

 

 

A systematic review of 30 studies involving 36,807 individuals examined the associations between high (vs. low) Mediterranean diet adherence and physical fitness levels in adults.[1] The review concludes that high adherence to Mediterranean diet was associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness, musculoskeletal fitness, and overall physical fitness than low adherence to Mediterranean diet.[1] This conclusion becomes more significant when physical fitness level is regarded as a crucial marker of health status throughout adulthood.

 

Bizzozero-Peroni, Bruno, Brazo-Sayavera, Javier, Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente, Fernández-Rodríguez, Rubén, López-Gil, José F, Díaz-Goñi, Valentina, Cavero-Redondo, Iván & Mesas, Arthur E. 2022. High Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet is Associated with Higher Physical Fitness in Adults: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Advances in Nutrition. 

 

 

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun