Updated: December 12, 2020 08:08 IST
Iowa [US], December 12 (ANI): # Responsible consumption of cheese “> cheese protects against age-related cognitive problems.
# Daily consumption of alcohol, particularly red wine, is linked to improvements in cognitive function.
# Weekly lamb consumption improves long-term cognitive dexterity
# Excessive salt intake is bad, but only people who are already at risk for Alzheimer’s disease may need to monitor their intake to avoid cognitive problems over time.
These are some of the most significant findings of an Iowa State University study, highlighted in an article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study, led by principal investigator Auriel Willette, an assistant professor in the Department of Food Sciences and Human Nutrition, and Brandon Klinedinst, a neuroscience doctoral candidate, is the first of its kind in a large-scale analysis connecting foods. specific with subsequent products. -Vital cognitive acuity.
Willette, Klinedinst and their team analyzed data collected from 1,787 older adults (aged 46 to 77 years) in the United Kingdom through the UK Biobank, a large-scale biomedical database and research resource containing genetic and in-depth health in half of the cases. one million participants. The database is accessible globally to approved researchers conducting vital research on the world’s most common and life-threatening diseases.
Participants completed a fluid intelligence test (FIT) through a touch screen questionnaire at baseline (compiled between 2006 and 2010) and then in two follow-up assessments (conducted from 2012 to 2013 and again between 2015 and 2016 ). FIT analysis provides a snapshot over time of an individual’s ability to “think on the go.”
Participants also answered questions about their food and alcohol consumption at the start of the study and through two follow-up assessments. The food frequency questionnaire asked participants about their intake of fresh fruits, nuts, raw vegetables and salads, cooked vegetables, blue fish, lean fish, processed meat, poultry, beef, lamb, pork, cheese “> cheese, bread , cereals, tea and coffee, beer, cider, red wine, white wine, champagne and other forms of liquor.
“I was pleasantly surprised that our results suggested that eating cheese responsibly”> cheese and drinking red wine on a daily basis are not only good for helping us cope with our current COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps also for coping with an increasingly complex world That never seems to happen slow down, “Willette said.” While we took into account whether this was only due to what wealthy people eat and drink, randomized clinical trials are needed to determine whether making easy changes to our diet could significantly help our brains. “
Klinesinst added that depending on their genetic factors, some people appear to be more protected from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, while others appear to be at higher risk. “That said, I believe that the right food choices can prevent disease and cognitive decline altogether. Perhaps the miracle solution we are looking for is to improve the way we eat. Knowing what that entails contributes to a better understanding of Alzheimer’s already put this disease on a reverse trajectory. ” (AND ME)