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Prevent Dementia With Anti-Diabetes Diet

Tuesday, 07 Sep 2010 08:24 AM


Although the key to preventing dementia still eludes scientists, evidence shows that a healthy lifestyle might help, says Rodale.com. A new study of French adults found that keeping diabetes at bay and keeping the mind intellectually active were the two most important things people could do to prevent Alzheimer's.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal, included 1,433 adults age 65 and older, and followed them for seven years. The researchers took into account as many risk factors for dementia as possible, including age, educational level, and genetic factors. They found that lowering the risk of diabetes by eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables lowered the risk of dementia.

"We do not know the precise cause of Alzheimer's disease, nor do we have a real treatment," Karen Ritchie, Ph.D., senior research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research and professor of neuroepidemiology at Imperial College, London, told Rodale.com. "But we may be able to decrease the number of new cases by detecting insulin resistance early on, screening and treating depression, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle."

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