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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Combination of Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer's by 60 Percent


Being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer’s risk.

Combination of Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Reduces the Risk of  Alzheimer's by 60 Percent
I wrote previously about how exercise in a gym has an immediate positive effect on my mother's behavior and attitude.

There are many articles here on the Alzheimer's Reading Room about the importance of a healthy diet, and how it could lower the risk of Alzheimer's in older age.

I also wrote a few times about how aMediterranean-type diet can help slow cognitive decline.

Now for the first time, a new research study has studied the combination of exercise and the Mediterranean diet -- the results are encouraging.