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Nutritional and Dietary Factors Likely to Influence Future Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (Lancet Neurology / BBC News / BNF)

Summary A Lancet Neurology review covers what is currently known about the various associations between diet and nutrition and the risk of developing cognitive decline or dementia. Unfortunately, access to the full-text will not be available freely for most readers, … Continue reading

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Little Evidence of Saturated Fats Increasing Risks of Coronary Disease; or of Presumed Cardioprotective Effect of Polyunsaturated Fats (BBC News / NHS Choices / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review of data from 72 studies, involving more than 600,000 participants, indicates that – contrary to earlier official guidance – there is little evidence that changing the type of fat consumed from “bad” saturated fat to “healthier” … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fatty Acid for Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (Cochrane Database / NHS Choices / AHRQ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary Diets high in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) had recently been suggested in some quarters to help protect people … Continue reading

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Omega-3 is Ineffective in Slowing Alzheimer’s Disease

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2010]. Abstract A $10m US government-funded research programme investigating omega-3 looked at men and women aged around 76 with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. Just over … Continue reading

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