May is National Mediterranean Diet Month, an ideal time to revisit the MIND diet for healthy brain aging. The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets. The MIND diet was developed as a result of a four-and-a-half-year study through the National Institute of Aging that found people who ate more MIND diet foods had less risk for Alzheimer’s disease. People who followed the diet moderately reduced their risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 35%, and those who followed it closely reduced their risk by 53%.
A recent article in The New York Times answers common questions about the Mediterranean diet and how it can lead to better health. Read the article
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- What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease?
- "MIND and Mediterranean diets linked to fewer signs of Alzheimer’s brain pathology," published by the National Institute on Aging, May 4, 2023.
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Updated May 17, 2023