A study in the United States linked the Mediterranean diet with better cognitive function.
It seems that the consumption of more fish and vegetables was the main responsible for the protective effect that also helps to delay cognitive loss as age advances.
The researchers also found that among the participants, those who had the ApoE gene, associated with Alzheimer’s disease, had lower rates of cognitive function than participants who did not have this gene.
The beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet were seen in both groups of participants, both those with the ApoE gene and those without. Therefore, the researchers analyze that the effects of this diet are independent of the genetic risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
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