Healthy Diet can Prevent Alzheimer’s

Researchers are learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. And they are finding — much like heart disease — that diet and other lifestyle changes can cut the risk of cognitive decline.

“The connection between what you eat and the health of your brain is just as strong as the connection between foods and a healthy heart,” says Dr. Neal Barnard, the author of “Power Foods for the Brain.”

In both cases, limiting saturated and trans fats is essential, as is eating more fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.

Dr. Neal Barnard, who is president of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine based in Washington D.C., says by making the right lifestyle choices, even someone with a family history of Alzheimers, can cut his risk by 70 to 80 percent. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

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