Tag Archives: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA)

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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Consumption of Nuts Reduces Risks of Early Mortality and Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / NHS Choices / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Researchers at Maastricht University have discovered there is a 23% lower chance of death over a 10-year study period in people eating 10g (0.3oz) or more of nuts or peanuts per day. Over 120,000 Dutch middle-aged to elderly men … 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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Nutrition and Dementia Research Review (ADI)

Summary This Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) report examines the evidence for appropriate nutrition being able to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This document reviews the potential impact of dietary factors throughout life in increasing or … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Treatments to Prevent Cognitive Decline (CMAJ: Journal of the Canadian Medical Association)

Summary This systematic review examined the best 32 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) investigating treatments for cognitive decline, including drug treatments, hormone therapies, nutritional supplements, physical activity and cognitive exercises. The authors looked comprehensively at pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments in healthy … 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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