Mediterranean diet linked to Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment
By Jimmy Downs
Saturday Oct 06, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in Translational Psychiatry suggests eating Mediterranean diet (MeDi) may help prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment MCI).
Mediterranean diet has been associated in prior research with a low morbidity and mortality for many chronic diseases including heart disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer.
Professor R Martins at Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care, Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Western Australia and colleagues found adherence to the Mediterranean diet was the main predictor for Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive decline in their statistical analyses after adjustment for a range of other factors.
The study was intended to establish an association between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and risk for Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment in elderly Australian men and women involved in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing cohort.
After adjusting "cohort age, sex, country of birth, education, apolipoprotein E genotype, total caloric intake, current smoking status, body mass index, history of diabetes, hypertension, angina, heart attack and stroke," Professor Martins found a significant difference in adherence to the Mediterranean diet between healthy controls and Alzheimer's disease patients and in adherence between healthy controls and mild cognitive impairment.
The researchers concluded "in this Australian cohort, AD and MCI participants had a lower adherence to the MeDi than HC participants."
(Send your news to email@example.com, Foodconsumer.org is part of the Infoplus.com ™ news and information network)
- Amino acids/protein supplements may help IBS
- Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes
- FDA MedWatch - 0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter
- Cold Soup is the Hottest Product Trend at BevNET Live Winter 2014 Conference
- 5 Ways to Amp Up your New Year’s Diet Resolution