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'No firm evidence' eating healthily prevents dementia

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THERE is no firm evidence that a healthy diet protects against dementia, government advisers say.

The scientific advisory committee on nutrition said there was no proof that any specific nutrient or food supplement could ward off brain diseases. The review considered dozens of trials examining the role of different types of diets and supplements.

Several studies found those eating the Mediterranean diet - a regime rich in fish, vegetables, fruit and legumes - were less likely to deve...