Preventing Alzheimer's

04.16.10 | Sherri Watters | Comments[2]

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Sherri Watters talks about a study published in the journal "Archives of Neurology" that could provide insight into how a healthy diet can prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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(Chicago, IL)  --  A healthy diet could play an important role in slashing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.  Researchers at Columbia University followed more than two-thousand healthy people over age 65, checking them for signs of Alzheimer's disease every 18 months.  They found that those who ate lots of olive oil, fish, nuts, poultry, tomatoes, cruciferous veggies, fruits and leafy greens while avoiding red meat and high-fat dairy products were 40-percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.  The group believes nutrients in the diet like omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and folate may protect the brain from degeneration.  They also say heart-healthy foods stave off strokes that can increase a patient's Alzheimer's risk.  The study appears in "Archives of Neurology."


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on 04.16.10 Judy and Peter Bush commented

Thank you Sherri for your news cast. Thank you also FLN for
allowing this ministry of Sherris. I have learned so much this past year from listening to you Sherri, because of your newscast a couple months ago on cabbage, my husband and I eat it for a snack food instead of chips. Your info on cabbage has prepared us for ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Thank you again.

on 02.14.11 DALE commented

Thanks for all your work,we eat veggies for snacks instead of chips.