Nutrition and memory
Dietary changes are necessary with age.
by the University of Technology Sydney
- A study has examined the association between nutrition and aging.
- There is data to suggest strong links between various food groups, memory loss and other medical conditions.
- In aging groups, strong links have been found between various food categories, memory loss and comorbid heart disease or diabetes.
- A high intake of fruit and veggies was found to correspond to a lower probability of memory loss and its comorbid heart disease.
- Good memory was found to correlate with a greater consumption of foods rich in protein.
- People over the age of 80 with a low consumption of cereals, were at the highest risk of memory loss and its comorbid heart disease.
- "Dietary intervention in chronic disease prevention and management is a real challenge." - Dr Luna Xu, Researcher
- Fruits and veggies and foods rich in protein are all essential components of older people's diets.