Earlier this year, scientists created an ‘early signs timeline’ for Alzheimer’s disease, to help experts detect the condition up to 25 years before it strikes.
With this in mind, American geriatric neurologist Dr Marwan Sabbagh decided to focus his attention on lifestyle changes that can be made earlier in life to avoid the onset of dementia.
In a recent blog for The Huffington Post, Dr Sabbagh described how studies have suggested there could be a connection between the consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol, and brain function.
Quite a few targeted studies bear out the link between Mediterranean-style eating and slower cognitive decline, a reduced risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a reduced risk of progression from MCI to Alzheimer's, and a decreased risk for Alzheimer's and reduced all-cause mortality among patients who already have Alzheimer's.
Dr Sabbagh has also recently co-authored a cookbook designed to help encourage better eating habits: The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes To Boost Brain Health.
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