A study of nutritional patterns in adults in Australia illustrated that those who followed a diet planned for brain health had a lowered risk of progressing cognitive impairment. Following a diet planned to upsurge brain health in the long term seems to lower the probabilities of cognitive disorders and impairment comprising dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a study conducted by scientists from UNSW, NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia), and ANU stated. The study was published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The investigators reviewed the potential defensive effects of the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet.
Reportedly, the Mediterranean diet is considered to have a defensive effect on other health conditions also, like cardiovascular diseases. The configuration of the MIND diet is based partly on the Mediterranean diet but includes foods precisely pertinent to brain health. The MIND diet is characterized by 15 nutritional components with attention on whole grains, green leafy vegetables, olive oil, and a small quantity of red meat. The analysis surveyed 1220 adults aged 60 Years and older, for a span of 12 Years. In this time, it was seen that a nutritional pattern which followed the MIND diet was associated with 19% lowered possibilities of getting dementia or mild cognitive impairment. In contrast, no assistance was initiated for observing the Mediterranean dietary pattern.
On a similar note, recently, a study showed that heart-healthy diets during adulthood are associated with superior brain function during middle age. Consuming a diet moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol, rich in fruits and vegetables, and less in meat, full-fat dairy is linked with good cognitive performance during middle age, as per to a study. The study was published in Neurology of the AAN (American Academy of Neurology). The cognitive capabilities comprise of thinking and memory skills.