Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Senior PowerPrevious studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet and higher physical activity are each associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

However, the combined association of Mediterranean diet and more physical activity on Alzheimer’s risk is not well-studied. Researchers report that both eating well and participating in physical activity may independently confer Alzheimer’s disease-related health benefits.

Researchers from Columbia University studied 1880 community-dwelling elderly individuals living in New York City who did not have Alzheimer’s dementia. Both diet and physical activity information were available for each of these individuals….read more

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