Are plant-based foods really tied to lower risk of cognitive decline? Or not?

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Are plant-based foods really tied to lower risk of cognitive decline? Or not?

All of the research so far seems to say that a plant-based or Mediterranean type diet plays a role in the prevention and treatment of dementia. Now a new study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research confirms the earlier research.

The researchers link consumption of plant-based foods with a lower risk of cognitive decline in older adults.

“A higher intake of fruits, vegetables, and plant-based foods provides polyphenols and other bioactive compounds that could help reduce the risk of cognitive decline due to aging,” said researcher Cristina Andres-Lacueva.

Therefore, changes in lifestyle and diet are decisive as a strategy to prevent cognitive deterioration and its progression in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

You can read the full story in Medical Dialogues.


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