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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN Eat more whole grains, plant proteins, fruits, and veggies.
A plant-based diet provides substantial health benefits and has proven effective in the prevention of many diseases. Research suggests that the risk for Alzheimer’s is greater for those whose diet is high in cholesterol, saturated fat, and total calories. Work on decreasing your intake of high fat meat and focusing your meals on whole grains, plant protein, fruits and vegetables to reap more health benefits.
A special report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly half of North Americans by age 85. The American Academy of Neurology forecasts that, unless preventive measures are developed, Alzheimer’s rates will nearly triple over the next four decades. Worldwide, Alzheimer’s rates will affect 100 million people by 2050.
While treatments for the disease remain unsatisfactory, scientific studies suggest that preventive strategies are now feasible. Evidence suggests that specific diet and exercise habits can reduce the risk by half or more. Although significant gaps in scientific knowledge remain, studies suggest that the same foods that are beneficial for the heart are also…
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