Ditching popular food could stave off Alzheimer’s, experts claim

Experts have claimed that cutting out junk food could help prevent dementia.

They found that people over 60 who eat healthily are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

Experts claim that cutting out junk food could prevent dementia

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Playing card games and meeting friends or family twice a week also helps.

The researchers followed the lifestyles of 29,000 adults for ten years looking for the APOE gene, which is linked to Alzheimer’s.

Fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, dairy, salt, oil, eggs, grains, legumes, nuts, and tea had the strongest effects on slowing the disease.

This was followed by writing, reading, playing and physical activity.

People with the APOE gene who lived healthy lives experienced a slower rate of decline.

Jianping Jia of China’s Capital Medical University in Beijing said, “These results could provide important information for initiatives to protect older adults from decline.”

https://www.the-sun.com/health/7227779/ditching-junk-food-stave-off-dementia/ Ditching popular food could stave off Alzheimer’s, experts claim

Emma James

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