Alzheimer’s Disease, Mediterranean diet. As you read this article, experts are presenting new research to the Alzheimer’s Association International conference. The meeting takes place in London. In a nutshell, experts found that found healthy older adults who followed the Mediterranean lowered their risk of dementia by a third. The same was true for those who followed a similar MIND diet.
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Alzheimer’s Disease, Mediterranean diet. According to the lead author, eating a healthy plant-based diet improves your ability to think. This improvement lowers your risk of thinking diseases by up to 35%. This information comes from the lead author, Claire McEvoy. The research comes from the University of California. Specifically, it originates from Francisco’s school of Medicine. Because the study was nationwide, and focused on an older population, the findings apply to the general public.
“While 35% is a greater than expected decrease for a lifestyle choice, I am not surprised,” said Rudolph Tanzi. Rudolph directs the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Rudolph also recently co-authored a book with Deepak Chopra on genes and aging. In addition, “the activity of our genes is highly dependent on four main factors: diet, exercise, sleep and stress management,” said Tanzi. “Of these, perhaps diet is most important.”
The study investigated the diets of approximately 6,000 older Americans with an average age of 65. In fact, researchers found that those who followed the MIND or Mediterranean diet had between a 30% to 35% lower risk of brain impairment. Furthermore, the more people stayed on those diets, the better their brain function was.
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