According to a new study, diet is not limited to weight loss, but a lifestyle diet can also show greater benefits. One of the options is the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet that is created by scientists from Rush University, Chicago. MIND is a mixture of two heart-friendly diets that help in reducing the danger of diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. In past studies, the MIND diet has offered a huge benefit by reducing the peril of Alzheimer’s disease by at least 53% in people who are stuck to it thoroughly and by 35% in people who only did so moderately well.
The key is to begin now, no matter age, as the longer one follows it the lower there is a risk of progressing Alzheimer’s disease. For reducing the risk the people are recommended to consume green leafy vegetables and other vegetables, blueberries or strawberries, nuts, whole grains, beans, olive oil, fish, poultry, and wine. People are advised to limit red meat, stick margarine, and butter to less than a tablespoon per day. They must also avoid refined sugar, cheese, sweets, pastries, fried or fast food. The MIND diet is not complicated. Every day one should intake minimum three servings of whole grains, salad and one other vegetable with a glass of wine.
On a related note, recently, a new study identified a brain protein that can put the brakes on Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine reported a major finding on tackling inflammation associated with the disease. This discovery about the function of a protein known as TOM-1 revealed a move toward analyzing the molecular underpinnings of Alzheimer’s mechanisms. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dean Frank LaFerla—from School of Biological Sciences—said, “For long time, researchers have known that inflammation is a carrier of Alzheimer’s disease, but it is complex and engages several aspects. That is the reason we decided to study TOM-1 as it helps to control a significant component of the inflammatory response.”
Diane holds a Degree in Master of Advanced Study in Health Informatics. Her writings are mostly focused on developing a contemporary approach in the Healthcare sector that allows the combination of information technology, computer science, and knowledge management for the complete advancement of health services. Diane is actively present in the writing field from the last 2 years and holds a total of 4 years of experience in the Health sector. Before entering into the field of writing, she has worked as a Senior Informatics Analyst for about 2 years. At present, she serves as the Sr. Content Writer of the Health Department at Market Research 24.