Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Cuts Alzheimer's Risk, Depression Risk, and Risk of Brain Damage That Causes Thinking Problems
CBS reported studies pointing to eating a Mediterranean diet (fruit, veggies, olive oil, cereals, less meat & less dairy) plus exercise lowers chances of developing Alzheimer's.
-- very physically active 32 - 48 % reduced risk
-- strong adherence to Mediterranean diet 32 - 40 % reduced risk
-- most adherent Mediterranean diet followers who stayed most physically active 61% to 67% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.
"It's not a matter of eating less and exercising more, Scarmeas tells WebMD -- it's a matter of eating well and staying active." Mediterranean Diet Cuts Alzheimer's Risk
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Brain Damage That Causes Thinking Problems - February 9, 2010 — A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory
Longer Life Linked To Specific Foods In Mediterranean Diet
June 24, 2009 — Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life
Mediterranean Diet Associated With Reduced Risk Of Depression
October 6, 2009 — Individuals who follow the Mediterranean dietary pattern -- rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish -- appear less likely to develop depression
My husband and I eat pretty much along the Mediterranean diet lines. What about you? Do you eat a Mediterranean diet?