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Alz disease and Mediterranean diet

Posted Oct 17 2008 9:12pm
Scarmeas N, Luchsinger JA, Mayeux R, Stern Y. Mediterranean diet and Alzheimer's disease mortality. Neurology 2007; 69:1084-1093.

editorial Galvin JE Pass the grain and spare the brain. Neurology 2007; 69: 1072-1073.

Article states that consuming M diet, consisting of a high intake of cereal, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and fish, with a high unsaturated fatty acid, eg., olive oil is associated with a low intake of saturated fats , dairy products, meat and poultry. moderate wine is consumed with meals.

Adherence to the diet was associated with a lower mortality with a positive dose response effect. Adherence inthe highest tertile led to a 73 % risk reduction and average extra survival or nearly four years. It prevents death from ANY cause. Other studies have shown that exercise and mental stimulation also delay mortality.
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