Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A team of scientists from Columbia University in New York found out that a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish and poor in red meats can be linked to a lowered risk of being affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Looking at more than 2000 dementia-free adults, reseachers revealed that people who consumed a Mediterranean-type diet regularly were 38 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease over the next four years.
Their diet included plenty of vegetables, fruits and fish and small quantities of red meat, butter and high-fat dairy products.
The findings were published online in the journal Archives of Neurology.
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