AAIC 2017: How important are dietary patterns in maintaining cognitive function?

Written by Martha Powell, Future Science Group

Data from four large, population-based studies, presented at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017, 16–20 July, London, UK) has further supported the importance of a healthy diet in maintaining cognitive aging. In one study, a group of US scientists examined 5907 older, community-dwelling adults as part of the Health and Retirement Study, discovering that individuals who followed diets already known to contribute to cardiovascular health were also more likely to maintain cognitive function. The team demonstrated that following diets such as the specially-designed MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet or the Mediterranean diet was correlated with a...

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