Population-based studies suggest that factors related to general health may also reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. These factors include regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and keeping the brain active through lifelong learning.
In addition, a Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Among people at risk of cardiovascular disease, a Mediterranean diet is also associated with improved cognition.
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The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fish, and uses olive oil as the main fat for cooking. More research is needed to confirm specific Alzheimer’s prevention strategies. According to Myoclinic, here are some factors that promote overall health:
Control vascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Eat a balanced and healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits and lean protein, especially protein sources containing omega-3 fatty acids.
Be physically and socially active, including aerobic exercise.
Take care of your mental health.
Use thinking (cognitive) skills such as memory skills.
18 January 2019 19:00
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