Monday, January 12, 2009

Your Diet May Prevent Alzheimer's

Approximately 640,000 Americans under age 65 have early onset Alzheimer's. The good news is what you eat may influence the onset and progression of Alzheimer's. People who eat a Mediterranean type diet are 40% less apt to develop Alzheimer's says new research at Columbia University. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, nuts, whole grains, fish, wine and olive oil. It is low in red meat. Eating fish, such as salmon, cuts your odds of Alzheimer's nearly in half. Drinking fruit juices or vegetable juices at least 3 times per week cuts the risk by 75%! Coffee drinkers are 30% less apt to get Alzheimer's says a Spanish study. Borderline diabetes ups the risk about 70%. And people who are obese at middle age are 3 times more likely to get Alzheimer's later in life.

No comments:

Blog Archive