The Mediterranean diet has been linked to reduced chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. A new study suggests it might also aid in preserving cognitive health, too. Photo: Shutterstock The Mediterranean diet has been linked to reduced chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. A new study suggests it might also aid in preserving cognitive health, too. Photo: Shutterstock
The Mediterranean diet has been linked to reduced chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. A new study suggests it might also aid in preserving cognitive health, too. Photo: Shutterstock
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How a Mediterranean diet promotes brain health and lowers dementia risk – new research findings

  • The Mediterranean diet is even better for us than we thought – it helps minimise the build-up of two proteins that can trigger dementia, a study finds
  • How it does so is unclear, but it could be because the diet reduces inflammation and so improves blood flow. Following the diet long-term is key, a doctor says

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The Mediterranean diet has been linked to reduced chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. A new study suggests it might also aid in preserving cognitive health, too. Photo: Shutterstock The Mediterranean diet has been linked to reduced chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. A new study suggests it might also aid in preserving cognitive health, too. Photo: Shutterstock
The Mediterranean diet has been linked to reduced chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease. A new study suggests it might also aid in preserving cognitive health, too. Photo: Shutterstock
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