Can nutrition support healthy cognitive ageing and reduce dementia risk?

Jennings, Amy, Cunnane, Stephen C. and Minihane, Anne-Marie ORCID: (2020) Can nutrition support healthy cognitive ageing and reduce dementia risk? British Medical Journal (BMJ), 369. m2269. ISSN 0959-8138

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● Global prevalence of dementia is predicted to almost triple by 2050 ● There are currently no effective drugs to prevent or treat dementia ● Improved eating behaviour holds significant potential to reduce the risk and population prevalence ● Owing to its multifactorial aetiology, multiple dietary components which target several physiological pathways and risk factors simultaneously are needed. Therefore dietary patterns and foods (rather than single dietary components), hold the most promise to meaningfully improve cognition in the medium term ● Randomised controlled trials with robust validated cognitive outcomes or, ideally, change in dementia or mild cognitive impairment incidence are needed in order to support the prospective cohort evidence, establish efficacy and effect size, and inform public health policy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2020 00:06
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 06:18
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m2269

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