Alzheimer’s diet news – can eating Mediterranean-style help Alzheimer’s prevention?
Whats is the best Alzheimer’s diet to help prevent against cognitive decline? According to CNN.com, and other news sources, there is growing evidence to suggest that the Mediterranean diet may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the accumulation of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which is a hallmark of the disease.
The Mediterranean diet, sometimes called an anti-Alzheimer’s diet, a dietary pattern that is characterized by high consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, and olive oil, and low consumption of red meat, processed foods, and sweets.
Several observational studies have found that adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even after adjusting for other lifestyle and demographic factors.
In addition, some studies have found that the Mediterranean diet may reduce the accumulation of amyloid beta protein in the brain. For example, a study published in the journal Neurology found that adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower levels of amyloid beta protein in the brains of older adults.
What is the best Alzheimer’s diet? While the evidence for the benefits of the Mediterranean diet in Alzheimer’s disease prevention is promising, more research is needed to fully understand the underlying mechanisms and to determine the optimal diet for Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Nonetheless, a Mediterranean-style diet is a healthy dietary pattern that is generally associated with many health benefits and may be beneficial in promoting diet and brain health.
Read more at CNN.com where one of our Science Team members Dr. Richard Isaacson of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Florida was quoted.
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