Can a multicultural healthy diet reduce cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease risk?

Multicultural healthy diet to reduce cognitive decline & Alzheimer’s disease risk: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Image Credit: Olga Klochanko/Shutterstock

(Dr Sanchari Sinha Dutta/ News Medical Net) — Scientists conducted a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial to investigate whether a multicultural healthy diet can reduce cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease risk in adults aged 40 – 65.

They have published novel study protocols for ambulatory cognitive assessment and web-based dietary intake assessment in Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) are highly prevalent in the United States. The number of adult Americans living with ADRD is expected to increase from 6.2 million to 12.7 million by 2050.

Diet is a potentially modifiable risk factor for ADRD and related cognitive decline. An anti-inflammatory diet, including high amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fish, is known to reduce cognitive decline and improve mood. (…)

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