A Low Cholesterol Diet can Reduce Likelihood of Alzheimers

A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in cholesterol has been associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimers disease.
These are the findings of researchers based a Tel Aviv University.
Cholesterol testing can aid individuals to decide whether changes in their lifestyle can help them to avoid this disease.
Dieticians have for a long time recommended that consuming more healthy fats is a sure way of keeping your mind sharp with old age.
For the first time research has studied specific benefits of healthy eating as it relates to Alzheimer’s.
For the research, one group of mice were placed on a diet with high levels of omega-3 and low levels of cholesterol. The researchers examined the mice’s brains for a molecule called APOE, which can accumulate in the brain and is a renowned risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
They discovered that mice fed a healthy diet had significantly lower levels of APOE. Moreover, they were less likely to demonstrate symptoms of cognitive decline.
The key message of this research is that good diets can alleviate the impact of bad genes.

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