A team of researchers from Rush claims that the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet may reduce the risk of cognitive decline after a stroke.
The MIND diet has been developed by Martha Clare Morris, a professor of epidemiology and director of the Section of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The diet includes consumption of such foods as vegetables, nuts, beans, fish, poultry, whole grains, olive oil, and moderate consumption of wine.
Lead study Dr. Laurel J. Cherian, a vascular neurologist and assistant professor of neurological sciences at Rush University Medical Center, says: “This is a preliminary study that will hopefully be confirmed by other studies, including research looking specifically at stroke survivors. For now, I think there is enough information to encourage stroke patients to view food one of their most powerful tools to optimize their brain health.”
A panel of health experts on behalf of US News & World Report assessed 40 popular diets ranking them from lowest to highest in several categories including diets for weight loss, diabetes, and heart health. The results of the research include the following top-rated diets.
The health experts chose Weight Watchers and the Volumetrics diet as two best diets for people who want to lose weight. The best diet for heart health is the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and the best option for people with diabetes is the Mediterranean diet.
Moreover, the experts conclude that regardless of the eating plan you stick on, it’s important to keep physical activity on the recommended level.
A new study from Tel-Aviv Medical Center reveals that eating more fruit and fish, and drinking less fizzy drinks are the three key rules of the Mediterranean diet that can reduce the risk of developing pre-cancerous colorectal polyps by more than 30%.
For the study, a team of researchers analyzed the dietary questionnaires of 808 people aged between 40 and 70 undergoing screening or diagnostic colonoscopies.
Naomi Fiss Isakov, the author of the study, says: “We found that each one of these three choices was associated with a little more than 30% reduced odds of a person having an advanced, pre-cancerous colorectal lesion, compared to people who did not eat any of the MD components.”
A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, finds one more advantage of the Mediterranean diet. Researchers associate this diet with lower risk of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A team of scientists, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and José Ángel Alda, Head of the Area of Psychiatry at Sant Joan de Deu Hospital (Barcelona) studied 120 of children and adolescents for this study, among which 60 were diagnosed with ADHD, and other 60 were controls.
María Izquierdo Pulido says that this new research doesn’t establish a cause-effect relation between dietary patterns and ADHD, but it can help determining specific dietary strategies to improve the quality of life for both the affected patients and their families.
A new study, published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that traditional Mediterranean diet can help prevent brain atrophy in senior adults.
This research didn’t find a relation between fish and meat consumption. It suggests that other components of the diet, or a combination of them, can be responsible for this association.
Michelle Luciano, PhD, one of the researchers, says: “In our study, eating habits were measured before brain volume was which suggests that the diet may be able to provide long-term protection to the brain. Still, larger studies are needed to confirm these results.”
More information about the study you can find here.