Is There Anything A Mediterranean Diet Can’t Cure?

  • Benefits of eating oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts have long been uncovered
  • Latest study shows it improves brain health, important in preventing dementia
  • Those who stuck to it were 35% less likely to perform badly on cognitive tests

Adopting a Mediterranean diet could help slash the risk of developing dementia, research suggests.

The benefits of eating oily fish, vegetables and nuts have previously been shown to reduce the risk of developing the most deadly form of breast cancer and ADHD, with the latest study showing it to also improves brain health.

Those who stuck to the trendy diet were 35 per cent less likely to perform badly on cognitive tests – an early sign of the disease.

Even after taking into account smoking, exercise and socio-economic status – all believed triggers of dementia, the findings remained true.

The new trial of the high-fat diet, which is notably low on red and processed meat, was based on almost 6,000 people.

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