- 4 Jun 2021
- 3,144 (4.33/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.
The diet that could cut dementia risk by almost 25%
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.