21 Jul Inflammation and Dementia: Diet Finally Recognized as Potential Cause
Those who follow me regularly know that in my opinion inflammation is at the root of many of the so-called “diseases of inflammation”. Finally conventional medicine starts to recognize this link….
Did we really need another study about it?
I hope many physicians realize that it is so important to improve your diet and add the right supplements for your individual person.
What does it mean for you?
In my opinion, if you have dementia in your family or are afraid of getting it, get my 30- or 60-min Health Strategy Consultation to find out exactly what best to do to reduce your risk! And follow your blueprint!
This is what I read on Medscape, an information service for physicians:
“Researchers believe they have uncovered a key piece of the puzzle in the connection between diet and dementia. – They linked a specific dietary pattern to blood markers of inflammation. In addition, they showed that in elderly adults who followed such a dietary pattern, brain gray matter volume was less, and they had worse visospatial cognitive function. – “We found that people who consume less omega 3, less calcium, vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin B5 and B2 have more inflammatory biomarkers,” study investigator Yian Gu, PhD, Columbia University and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, New York City, told Medscape Medical News. An inflammatory dietary pattern, said Dr Gu, “is bad for both the brain and cognition. The study was presented here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017.- Evidence cited by Dr Gu suggests that dietary factors such as fish, nuts, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and folate, as well Mediterranean-type diets, are associated with lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and better brain health in the elderly. Other evidence, she said, shows that many foods and nutrients modulate inflammatory processes. – Other studies have linked chronic inflammation to an increased risk for AD. Dr Gu’s group previously showed an association between increased C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL6) levels and worse cognition and smaller brain volumes.”
—Medscape Medical News – Inflammatory Dietary Pattern Linked to Brain Aging – Medscape – Jul 17, 2017.