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Mediterranean diet ‘can reduce Alzheimer’s risk’

Eating a Mediterranean-type diet that is rich in nuts, fish and vegetables could help a person to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s, research has shown.

A study published online in the journal Archives of Neurology examined the diets of more than 2,000 elderly people in New York over the course of four years.

Andrew Scheuber, spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, said that research such as this helps to improve understanding of the links between diet and dementia risk.

He went on to suggest salad dressing, nuts, fish, poultry, fruits and green leafy vegetables as good foods for reducing the chances of developing dementia.

“At the same time, things like red meat and butter can increase the risk of dementia,” he added.

Last month, Carina Norris, nutritionist and spokesperson for the British Nutrition Foundation, claimed that those who eat Mediterranean diets are less likely to suffer from clogged arteries, heart disease and certain cancers.

Have you ever thought of trying a Mediterranean-type diet?


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14 Apr
2010
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  • Helen

    i actually tried the mediterrananean diet and found it not so much as a diet but just a way of changing how i ate. it really helped me to lose a couple of pounds and the food wasnt too bad to eat either.