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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