New research shared at the International Alzheimer’s Association conference says that following a Mediterranean diet can lower your risk for dementia. CNN reports that the plant based diet is also linked to better heart health, and reduced risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. In a study following the diets of over 6,000 Americans, with an average age of 68, research showed that Mediterranean diets lowered the risk of cognitive impairment. CNN explains that the diet emphasizes lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans and extra virgin olive oil.
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