Highly Inflammatory Diets Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

In a new study, researchers of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece found that individuals eating highly inflammatory diets were more than three times more likely to develop dementia compared to those who eat anti-inflammatory diets.Researchers found that individuals eating highly inflammatory diets were more than three times more likely to develop dementia.

For their study, the scientists recruited 1,059 individuals. None of the participants had dementia at their first evaluation, and they all had to provide dietary information on the main food groups they had consumed within the past month.

Among the 1,059 individuals the researchers included in the analyses, 62 developed dementia during the follow-up period, which continued for 3 years. The analysis showed that people who ate the most inflammatory diets were 3.43 times more likely to develop dementia than those who ate the least inflammatory diets.

MediGoo - Health Medical Tests and Free Health Medical Information