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21 Aug Link between nutrition, obesity and senile dementia

Following a Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle habits helps people maintain a normal body mass index and, in turn, reduces the risk of developing dementia later in life, researchers found.

The fact that lifestyles are modifiable implies that promoting a healthy lifestyle can prevent or improve major cerebrovascular and cardiovascular risk factors that may also pose a risk of developing dementia. It’s never too late to take care of your health, clear your blood vessels and lose weight. And you can do this gradually just by changing your food type.

Eating 3 tablespoons of olive oil a day has a potentially important role in reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering cholesterol, preventing obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cerebrovascular diseases, including dementia.

Interestingly, women with abdominal obesity (high waist circumference) had a 39 percent increased risk of developing dementia compared to women without it, but this specific Association was not found among men.

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