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According to research recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association conference in London, you can cut your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by about one-third simply by following a Mediterranean Diet. This means consuming mostly healthy fats such as olive oil and fish, vegetables, and lean protein. In addition, eating a plant-based diet is linked to improved cognitive function and lowers your risk of cognitive impairment as you age. Furthermore, additional research shows that following a Mediterranean Diet can help to lower your risks of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
- older adults who follow a Mediterranean diet that is higher in healthy fats, lower their risk of dementia by at least one-third.
- The research adds to a growing body of evidence that the MIND diet can significantly reduce risks of dementia-related illness.
- Of the 27,860 people involved in the study, researchers tracked the 5,687 healthiest eaters and found that they had only a 14 percent memory decline.
“Research presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International conference in London notes that healthy, older adults who follow a Mediterranean diet that is higher in healthy fats like olive oil and those found in fish, along with vegetables and lean protein, lower their risk of dementia by at least one-third.”