Diet For Brain Health

Brain Diet

New research looking at people following the Mediterranean diet has been conducted and the results are suggesting that the diet may be able to slow the effects of aging on the brain.

Researchers looked at 684 people with an average age of 80. They were split into two groups: one that followed the Mediterranean diet very closely and another group who did not. At the end of the study, those participants following the Mediterranean diet had a difference in average brain size of 13.11 ml, the equivalent of 5 years of aging. Brains tend to shrink as we age, but those who adhered to the Mediterranean diet had larger brain volumes over time compared to those not on the diet.

Other advantages of the Mediterranean Diet include:

  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s
  • Reduced risk of breast cancer
  • Halving the risk of heart disease

More research is being done to verify the how and why of what makes the Mediterranean diet beneficial.

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REF:

LA Times “Mediterranean diet may slow aging’s effect on brain” – Deborah Netburn

Brain Boosters

Boost Brain Power

            A recent article offered some helpful tips on how to improve your brainpower. People are living longer, but also want to enjoy those extra years to the fullest. We are beginning to see a prevalence of diseases that affect our brains and cognition. We need to be sure we take care to avoid these diseases and keep our brain sharp well into our golden years. The best way to stay healthy is through a wholesome lifestyle, which includes proper diet and exercise. These tips are fun and important ways to keep your mind functioning properly. See which ones you can add to your daily routine. Ask your healthcare provider how you can help support your brain, because we only get one!

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Fitness: Good For The Brain

Fitness & Brain Health

A recent study is suggesting that those who have kept up with regular aerobic exercise throughout middle age may decrease their loss of brain volume later in life. This may lead to a decrease in memory loss and other functions as we age. These health-boosting effects may last up to 20 years.

Research:

Scientists looked at 146 adults over ten years and measured cardiorespiratory fitness, as well as MRIs, to track decreases in brain volumes. Participants were an average of 69 years old at the start of the test, and had to be healthy and free of any cognitive impairment.

Researchers saw that those who were more fit at age 50 had less chance of brain volume decrease and less decrease in white matter compared to those who did not exercise as much.

Remember:

– Long term studies like this one often get a narrower sampling of participants (healthier, more educated). Broader samplings are needed.

– The role aerobic exercise has on cognition still has to be studied.

– Exercise has many health benefits. Be sure you are making time to exercise, and don’t skip your cardio workouts!

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REF:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/us-fitness-brains-middle-age-idUSKBN0OD2UN20150528