According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with one in three senior adults being impacted by the disease.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that a new study offers hope for people who want to lower their risk for Alzheimer’s.
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, have developed a diet plan (which they refer to as the MIND diet) that they say may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by as much as 53 percent. That’s for people who follow the diet rigorously. But even people who follow the diet “moderately well” see results, decreasing their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by about a third.
The MIND diet divides foods into 10 food categories that are healthy, and 5 food categories that are to be avoided or limited.