Navigation Links
Risk Of Dementia May Be Reduced By Mediterranean Diet

According to a new study, a Mediterranean diet with low saturated fat and high fibre content could reduce the risk of developing dementia. //

The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of the countries of the Mediterranean basin, particularly Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain. The diet comprises high consumption of fruit and vegetables, bread and other cereals, olive oil and fish, making them low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and fibre.

Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Centre looked at the diet and health of 2,200 people over four years, assessed their neurological health and noted their dietary habits, reported the online edition of BBC News.

Their food intake was given a 'Mediterranean Diet score' of between zero and nine. During the course of the study, 262 people were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a common form of dementia.

Dementia is a disorder of the brain that sometimes causes emotional disturbances and personality change.

The researchers found that, for each additional point on the Mediterranean diet scale, the risk of Alzheimer's dropped by almost 10 percent.

Compared to the third of people who scored worst on the Mediterranean diet scores, those in the mid-ranking group had a 15 percent to 21 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and those with the highest score had a 39 percent to 40 percent lower risk.

The association remained significant even after the researchers adjusted their findings for age, gender, ethnicity, education, caloric intake, weight, smoking and other conditions.

The researchers accept their findings relied heavily on people's memories of what they ate, but said a tested dietary assessment technique had been used.

Nicholas Scarmeas, who led the research, said: "Higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduction in ri sk for Alzheimer's disease."

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Dementia - a global problem
2. Dementia linked to HIV
3. Stroke and Dementia - a ghastly association
4. Change in walking might indicate Dementia
5. Hormone Therapy Linked to Dementia
6. Protection from Dementia
7. Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia
8. Dementia and Down Syndrome
9. Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia
10. Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia
11. Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Altec ... The Resource Group as their 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year at ... CA. The award recognizes The Resource Group for their outstanding relationship with ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, ... VoiceAmerica, recently talked on her program about how she is looking forward to World ... of an important distinction. World Water Day, Kleyne pointed out, is an occasion for ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... It’s that time of year ... are thinking about summer internships , which can be frustrating when they don’t ... at Garden Media Group, a boutique public relations firm outside of Philadelphia, have offered ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... announce that 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of ABQAURP’s dedication to Health Care Quality ... honors those who have contributed not only to the association, but also to the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... On 2 March 2017, the United ... Operations Command’s Patriot Award. The award was presented by the USSOCOM Commander, General ... for its significant and enduring support to the command. , Accepting the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 A ... preparation market is expected to reach USD 7.2 billion by ... 7.1%. Sample preparation is a procedure in which a sample ... step in most analytical procedures since the methods are often ... is one of the most shared procedures in the lab. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017 CENTRO DE IMAGEM DIAGNOSTICOS S.A. (" ... of Law 6,404/76 and Instruction 358/02 of the Brazilian ... and the market in general that it entered yesterday, ... Diagnosticos por Imagem Ltda. (" CDI "), into an ... ASSOCIADOS LTDA. (" Partnership " and " Acquisition "). ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections and ... young immune systems typically mount weak antibody responses. ... strong vaccine responses in newborn animals, including monkeys ... — by adding compounds known as adjuvants that ... they also describe improved adjuvant formulations that could ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: