February 15, 2010

Mediterranean Diet May Be Key To Avoiding Stroke, Dementia

By Kelley Luckstein

A new study reveals that adhering to the Mediterranean diet may help seniors avoid strokes, and ultimately dementia. The diet, which has made headlines in recent years for its heart and dietary benefits, was shown in a new study to reduce strokes in the brain -- visible on MRI scans…


Dr. David Knopman, a neurologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that this study, like those before it, suggest the benefit of a possible diet change. "For middle aged people, and for healthy elderly, it suggests that adherence to a diet similar to the Mediterranean one has some long-term benefits," he said.


ABC News by Joseph Brownstein, 2/8/2010

Tags: dementia, Dr. Knopman, Neurology, stroke

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