Mind your peas and quinoa: with the MIND diet

CRAIG BRESLOW, dubbed “the smartest man in baseball,” pitched for seven MLB teams, including two stints with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and 2011-15. That was after he attended Yale (majoring in biochemistry and biophysics while leading Ivy League baseball with a 2.56 ERA). He was also admitted to, but didn’t attend, NYU Medical School. A mind to admire! So is the MIND diet, aka the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, since research indicates…

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Should You Try the MIND Diet to Preserve Your Brain’s Health After a Stroke?

Should You Try the MIND Diet to Preserve Your Brain’s Health After a Stroke?

When it comes to heart health, the Mediterranean diet is the winner. The DASH diet is the best choice for patients with high blood pressure. Both diets have shown some ability to protect the brain from cognitive decline. Now it appears that a diet composed of those brain-beneficial foods may help shield stroke survivors from developing dementia within 10 years after their stroke. The eating regimen, known as the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet, emphasizes specific foods to…

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Heart-N-Hands EHC learns about MIND Diet

Heart-N-Hands EHC learns about MIND Diet

Carolyn Harness presented the program,“The MIND Diet,” at the recent meeting of the Heart-N-Hands Extension Homemakers Club. The potluck luncheon meeting was held at the Centennial Fellowship Church at White Hall. Harness said the MIND Diet was effective in significantly reducing dementia risks even among people who moderately followed the diet. According to the presentation, the MIND Diet is based on research and includes foods shown to improve cognitive function. Include these 10 brain healthy…

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Study suggests MIND diet reduces the risk of dementia

Study suggests MIND diet reduces the risk of dementia

A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment. Following a diet designed to increase brain health in the long term appears to reduce the odds of cognitive impairment and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a study led by researchers from UNSW, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and ANU shows. Published last week in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the authors reviewed the…

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‘MIND diet’ may help in reducing dementia risk

‘MIND diet’ may help in reducing dementia risk

The study followed 1,220 adults aged 60 and older, for a period of 12 years. During this time, a dietary pattern that followed the MIND diet was linked to 19% reduced odds of developing clinically diagnosed mild cognitive impairment or dementia. (Shutterstock) A diet designed for brain health may reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairment and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows. The…

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The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. So in the time it takes you to read this article, five people will have developed the disease. Alarming? Yes, but what if there was a diet that could help slow cognitive decline by targeting brain protective foods that combat the causes of dementia-related diseases? The MIND diet Martha Clare Morris, Ph.D., from Rush University and her colleagues conducted a Memory and Aging Project (MAP) on over…

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Peanuts Integral to MIND Diet and Brain Health

Peanuts Integral to MIND Diet and Brain Health

ALBANY, Ga: A recent study published in the journal Nutrition, Health and Aging found the MIND diet, which was specifically developed as a dietary pattern to prevent cognitive decline, can reduce and delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease.   Previous research has shown the MIND diet may also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent. The MIND diet is a daily eating pattern that combines elements from the heavily…

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Following MIND Diet May Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Impairment And Dementia: Study

Following MIND Diet May Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Impairment And Dementia: Study

Dementia is a mental condition wherein brain functions are said to be impaired, such as memory loss and judgment. Chronic dementia can last for several years or can even be lifetime. A new study has suggested that following a specifically designed MIND diet may help reduce risks of the debilitating disease. The study, which was conducted by researchers at UNSW, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and ANU Australia looked at the dietary patterns of older adults…

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