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Diet can determine dementia risk: study

Nuts, fish and veggies can cut Alzheimer’s risk


 

According to new research in the Archives of Neurology, eating a diet rich in nuts, fish and vegetables can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease significantly. A “Mediterranean diet,” which has lots of fresh produce, and less dairy and red meat, has long been thought to boost health; in the most recent study, US researchers looked at the diets of 2,148 retirement-age adults living in New York. Over four years, 253 of them developed Alzheimer’s. Researchers looked at their diets, and noticed a pattern: those who ate more salad dressing, nuts, fish, poultry, fruits and green leafy vegetables, and less high-fat dairy, red meat and butter, were far less likely to develop the disease.

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Diet can determine dementia risk: study

  1. more salad dressing?

  2. I am a Ghanaian. I have just been advised by my doctor not to eat the following:

    No
    fresh tomatoes,
    tinned tomatoes,
    salt or salted fish
    red meat
    fried foods
    chicken
    spices
    pepper
    bread or biscuit
    oil
    oily foods.

    Now these are basic ingredients used in preparing dishes in Ghana. I don’t know what to eat. I need assistance and suggestions on foods i can prepare and eat.

  3. Yet, with all of this evidence, the meat and dairy industries are allowed to advertise their products as if they are good for you. Red meat and Dairy products should carry the same type of warnings as alcohol.

    Instead, here in the good ol' U.S., 13 states have passed laws to make it illegal to speak against corporate grown food…

    • Very good point It is killing all of us along with other foods but yet no one is doing much to stop it.