Study reveals a direct link between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and improved cognitive function.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can help protect the brain from tau protein build-up and brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Plant-based diets, such as the DASH diet and MIND diet, can reduce the risk of heart failure and ultimately decrease the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
Following a Mediterranean-style diet was linked to better memory and overall cognitive skills for adults in their late seventies.
Close adherence to the MIND and Mediterranean diets delayed the onset of Parkinson's disease by up to 17.4 years in women, and 8.4 years in men.
Adding more foods associated with the Western diet may impede the cognitive benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Following a Mediterranean diet with greater adherence was linked to the lowest risk of cognitive impairment. High fish and vegetable consumption appeared to have the greatest protective effect against cognitive decline.
The genes GRB10 and ABTB1 are influential in nutrient-sensing pathways and memory. Researchers say these genes may be the molecular links between diet, neural stem cell aging, and cognitive ability.
Study reveals a link between certain diets and their impact on mental health. Poor diets, researchers say, play a role in worsening mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. However, diets rich in vegetables and olive oil, such as the Mediterranean diet, can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.