Saturday, October 17, 2009

Exercise And Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risks Of Alzheimer's Disease

Research conducted by Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas and his colleagues at the Columbia University Medical Center shows that eating properly and being physically active reduces our risks of Alzheimer's disease: "Exercise and Mediterranean-type Diet Combined Appear to be Associated with Lower Risk for Alzheimer's Disease."
Results of the study indicate
  • Living on a Mediterranean style diet reduces our risks of Alzheimer's disease by about 40%.
  • Being physically active reduces our risks of Alzheimer's by 33%.
  • If we combine a Mediterranean-type of diet with a physically active life style, we reduce our risk of the disease by 60%.

A Mediterranean Style Diet is high in

  • Fish
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • With Small Amounts of Red Wine

As Dr. Scarmeas states, good health and fitness really do come down to eating properly and staying active.


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