One study says that if one sticks to the regular Mediterranean diet, physical activity and maintains normal body mass index, is may eventually reduce the incidence of protein structure of the system. These are widely symptoms associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The results showed that each of the various factors of lifestyle – an index of healthy body mass, physical activity and Mediterranean diet – were linked to the lowest levels of plaques and tangles in scanners brain
the plaque, deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain.; and tangled, knotted threads of tau protein found inside brain cells are considered the main indicators of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals and fish and low in meat and dairy products, and that characterized by a high proportion of monounsaturated to saturated fats and mild to moderate alcohol consumption.
Previous studies have linked a healthy lifestyle to delays in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease life.
However, the new study is the first to show how factors lifestyle directly affect abnormal proteins in people with loss of subtle memory that have not yet been diagnosed with dementia, the researchers said.
“The study reinforces the importance of living a healthy way to prevent Alzheimer’s life, even before the development of clinically significant dementia,” said lead author David Merrill , a psychiatrist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
factors healthy lifestyle have also shown to be related to reduced brain shrinkage and lower rates of atrophy in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Older age is the most important for Alzheimer’s disease non-modifiable risk factor.
“The fact we could detect the influence of lifestyle on a molecular level before the onset of severe memory problems were surprised,” he added Merrill.
In the study, 44 adults aged from 40 to 85 with mild memory changes but without dementia underwent an experimental type of positron emission tomography (PET) to measure the level of plaque and tangles in the brain.
The researchers also collected information on body mass index of participants, levels of physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors.
“Work key idea lends itself not only in the ability of patients to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but also the ability physicians to detect and image of these changes,” Merrill noted in document that appears in the “Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry American.”