- 4 Jun 2021
- 4,166 (4.53/day)
All the healthy stuff basically and none of the stuff you'd actually like to eat. I wouldn't mind doing it, if it was more practical to do so.
A major new study suggests that one particular diet could make you far less likely to develop dementia.
“We found that the individuals whose diets more closely matched the features of a Mediterranean diet had a much lower risk of developing dementia,” says Dr Oliver Shannon, a lead author of the study and a lecturer in nutrition and ageing at Newcastle University. “On average, people who had a high (compared to low) adherence to a Mediterranean diet had about a 23% lower risk of developing dementia.”
Even those who have a higher chance of developing the condition because of their genetic risk could benefit by roughly the same rate, the researchers found.
A major new study suggests that one particular diet could make you far less likely to develop dementia. Sue Quinn speaks to the experts to find out how it works.