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Can eating a Mediterranean diet reduce dementia risk?

Posted on 07/09/2013

A new survey has found that there could be a link between a healthy Mediterranean diet and a lower risk of age-related diseases, such as dementia.

According to research by the University of Exeter’s Medical School, the diet has positive benefits on the brain, including better cognitive function, lower rates of cognitive decline and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s.

While the study is certainly not conclusive, eating a healthy balanced diet is important to remaining healthy in later life. Following a Mediterranean diet means plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts and olive oil, which have plenty of other health benefits and helps to protect you against illness.

For more information on healthy eating, take a look at our top tips for a good diet

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