According to research in Nutritional Neuroscience, consuming a high-fiber diet may lower the chances of developing dementia.
The study included over 3,000 Japanese participants in middle adulthood.
“Dietary fiber intake was estimated using the 24-hour dietary recall method. Incident disabling dementia was followed up from 1999 through 2020,” Kazumasa Yamagishi and his colleagues wrote in their findings.
Among the participants studied, a nearly 20 year follow-up indicated that dietary fiber intake was inversely related to a risk of dementia.
“Dietary fiber intake, especially soluble fiber, was inversely associated with risk of disabling dementia in a general Japanese population,” Yamagishi and his colleagues determined.
“This study should provide new insights into dietary factors that prevent dementia, which needs to be confirmed by further observational and/or intervention studies.”