Healthy diet may reduce cognitive decline as people age
Eating healthier may reduce cognitive decline and diminish the negative impact of an unhealthy diet on memory and thinking abilities in older adults, suggests a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet´s Department for Neurobiology, care Scoences and Society. The findings are being published online by the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
“Most people eat a combination of healthy and less healthy foods, but we know little about how a mix of dietary patterns may impact cognitive function,” says study author Behnaz Shakersain, doctoral student at Aging Research Center (ARC).
Prudent diet may attenuate the adverse effects of Western diet on cognitive decline
Behnaz Shakersaina, Giola Santonia, Susanna C. Larsson, Gerd Faxén-Irvingc, Johan Fastbom, Laura Fratiglioni, Weili Xu
Alzheimer’s & Dementia, online 2 September, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2015.08.002