Mediterranean diet can help to reduce the threat of Alzheimer's disease
An interesting article in Age Concern, out of the UK, talked about how a Mediterranean diet can help to reduce the threat of Alzheimer's disease.
There are a number of benefits to health from the foods that commonly form the Mediterranean diet, a spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Society has said.
She pointed out that the types of vegetables and fish that are eaten help to reduce the risk of the disease impacting upon a person's life.
"Antioxidants, because of all the vegetables, and also the oils in fish help reduce the risk of getting dementia. We also need to stress the fact that there is loads of evidence around about exercise too. It should never be just relying on diet; it has to be a combination that people should concentrate on," she said.
A study carried out by the society, in partnership with the London School of Economics and King's College London, has predicted that by 2025 a total of one million people will suffer from dementia across the UK and as a result the society is promoting healthy eating as a way to reduce the possible impact of the disease.