[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011].
This review article examines the evidence that a modified dietary lifestyle might help to avoid Alzheimer’s Disease. Certain cardiovascular and diabetic conditions are known to increase susceptibility to Alzheimer’s Disease, whereas the consumption of some foods or food components may reduce the risk of dementia and might (one day) be developed as therapeutic options.
Topics covered in this literature review include:
- Obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- Calorie intake and caloric restriction.
- The role of insulin.
- Dietary choices.
- Conclusions and future trends.
Pasinetti, GM. Wang, J. [and] Porter, S. [et al] (2011). Caloric intake, dietary lifestyles, macronutrient composition, and alzheimer’ disease dementia. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Epub June 19th 2011. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Possibly of broader interest (only connected at the very loosest level):
Iodine supplements in pregnancy could be cost saving. London: BBC Health News, August 10th 2015.