The MIND diet may increase cognitive functions

According to new research publicized in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the MIND diet may be linked to a decreased risk of cognitive decline, potentially protecting from Alzheimer’s disease.

For the study, researchers used data derived from the Rush Memory and Aging Project to study the state of cognition in 569 people.

“A series of regression analyses were used to examine associations of the MIND diet, dementia-related brain pathologies, and global cognition proximate to death adjusting for age, sex, education, APOE ɛ4, late-life cognitive activities, and total energy intake,” the findings state.

“In this study of autopsy findings from 569 well-characterized community-dwelling older adults, a higher MIND diet score was associated with better cognitive function and slower cognitive decline independently of AD pathology and other common age-related brain pathologies,” researchers uncovered in their findings.

“MIND diet is associated with better cognitive functioning independently of common brain pathology, suggesting that the MIND diet may contribute to cognitive resilience in the elderly.”

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