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Could the Mediterranean diet reduce dementia risk? – Medical News Today

Eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce the buildup of amyloid and tau proteins and lessen the brain-volume shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • A study finds that the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet may include a reduced chance of developing dementia and memory loss.
  • Specifically, the diet appears to lower the level of amyloid and tau proteins that are linked with dementia.
  • People following the Mediterranean diet scored better on memory tests than those who were not following the diet.

Previous research has determined that a Mediterranean diet can benefit heart health and aid in weight loss. Now, a new study finds that it may also…

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