Monday, September 27, 2010

Prestigious studies cite vitamins, diet for dementia prevention

According to a study citing the most important principles for prevention of dementia, researchers stated in International Journal of Clinical Practice: "There is some evidence that natural or high intake of vitamins B, C and E from food decreases dementia risk; however, there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against supplementation with vitamins B, C and E for the prevention of dementia. Adherence to the 'Mediterranean diet' may affect not only risk for Alzheimer disease, but also subsequent disease course. Frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, fish, and omega-3 rich oils may decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Avoidance of tobacco can be recommended. There are potential advantages of moderate consumption of wine (specific doses cannot be stated, although effects on diseases other than dementia suggest beneficial associations with 1–2 glasses per day for men, and up to 1 glass for women).

Bonnie - the fact that they even mention vitamins B, C, and E is a small victory. You cannot fathom how conservative and anti-supplement many of the dementia and Alzheimer's researchers are. Of course they would be when so much of their funding comes from Big Pharma.

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