09 Oct

Mediterranean diet helps against Alzheimer’s

A so-called Mediterranean diet centered on fruits, vegetables, olive oil and a paucity of red meat and dairy products may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, for reasons that are unclear, researchers said on Monday.

The finding from Columbia University Medical Center in New York was based on a look at 1,984 adults with an average age of about 76, of whom 194 already had the debilitating brain disease and 1,790 did not. What they ate during the preceding 12 months was analyzed for how well it matched the Mediterranean diet.


The study, published in the Archives of Neurology, said there is growing evidence that the Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes, suggesting that vascular factors may contribute to the chances of developing Alzheimer’s.

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2 Responses to “Mediterranean diet helps against Alzheimer’s”

  1. Olives101 Says:

    another article about it :

  2. zohreh hoseinzadeh Says:

    i need some article about effect olive oil on alzheimer

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