By the year 2030, it is expected that 12% of the world’s population will be aged 65 years or older compared to 8.5% in 2015. This demographic shift will be accompanied by increased healthcare costs and greater demand on health care. One way aging adults may mitigate disease onset and progression is through increased consumption of plant-based foods. This issue brief examines the impact plant-based foods have on disease prevention and acceleration and calls for developing appropriate health messaging to encourage the acceptance and adoption of plant-centered diets among older adults.
Plant-Based Food, Disease Prevention, Older Adults
Communication | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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The author thanks Alexandra Punch and Lauren Mussig for edits to previous versions of this brief.
Rose, Margaret, "Plant-Centered Diets Among Older Adults: The Need for Improved Nutritional Health Messaging" (2022). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 183.
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