Can Diet Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Forgetting your loved ones is arguably one of the scariest thing that can happen to someone yet that is what happens to almost 5 million people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s in North America. Despite extensive research both the cause and the cure for Alzheimer’s remain elusive. That said experts are looking at specific foods which are known to have a relationship with Alzheimer’s.
Diet and Alzheimer’s Disease: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and B Vitamins
According to Tara Harwood, there is a positive relationship between Alzheimer’s development and omega-3 fatty acid intake. “A few studies found a correlation between high dietary fish with omega-3 fatty acid intake and a decrease in developing Alzheimer’s,” says Tara. High risks of dementia have been associated with high levels of homocysteine. Homocysteine are amino acids which are found in the blood. Researchers are looking at examining if increase in the intake of vitamin B6 or B12 and folate which are known to break homocysteine, can help prevent Alzheimer’s.
Diet and Alzheimer ’s disease: The Mediterranean Diet
The neurology department at Colombia University Medical Center in New York conducted a few studies that looked at the diet eaten by people around the Mediterranean Sea and its preventive effects. The diet at the Mediterranean Sea is basically made up of vegetables, fruits as well as beans, fish, a moderate amount of oil and olive oil. Also included in the diets but in small amounts is chicken, meat as well as some dairy products. Although studies are yet to prove the impact of Mediterranean Sea diet, results point to a reduction in the development of Alzheimer’s as well as lower rates of mortality among those who contracted the disease.

 

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