According to a recent finding, Americans whose diet was Mediterranean, that included lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, some fish and alcohol, and little dairy and meat, certainly had a low risk of Alzheimer's disease as they aged. These findings have been published in the April issue of Annals of Neurology.
According to stalwarts in the field of diet , Alzheimer's development is greatly influenced with diet pattern, though epidemiological data on diet and Alzheimer's gives a contradictory opinion.
During the study, the participants were part of the Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging project, and for each subject, researchers studied their medical and neurological history, replete with a personal interview to gauge health and neuropsychological function. This information was essential in knowing about the presence or absence of dementia. Participants were subjected to a follow up every 18 months, for about 4 years.