Mediterranean Diet Seen to Protect Aging Brains, But for Reasons That Baffle

Mediterranean Diet Seen to Protect Aging Brains, But for Reasons That Baffle
A Mediterranean diet may protect against the loss of brain volume associated with aging, researchers report. But eating more fish and less meat was not seen to be related to such beneficial changes, which suggests that other components of the Mediterranean diet — or the sum of all its parts — may be what works to protect the aging brain.

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2 comments

  1. Michael Rich says:

    Maybe it is simply a result that the Mediterranean diet has a lot of healthy plant-based whole food. So it was not the fish or olive oil just the effects of plants-based whole food on the brain.

  2. Eliminating omega 6- a quart of olive oil per week in the Med diet- may be the dominant effect. Omega 3/6 change is a major Western diet change that has been roughly concordant with the rise of AD. GWAnstadt

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