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Best Diet To Avert Alzheimers Disease
Jul 2017
Dr Vani Srinivas
Clinical Nutritionist And Director, Astra Healthcare Private Limited

Though there are many new diets coming up to prevent diabetes, hypertension, obesity etc. there is no specific diet against Alzheimer’s disease. However, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death, worldwide.

Being a chronic disease, Alzheimer’s disease, does not have any permanent cure and thus its prevention is better than its cure. And one such way of prevention is by consuming a specific diet which actually helps in reducing the risk of this chronic disease.

The ‘MIND’ Diet
Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist took an excellent initiative in developing a brain-friendly diet termed the ‘MIND’ diet which helps in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The term ‘MIND’ actually stands for ‘Mediterranean - DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.’

As the name itself specifies, the ‘MIND’ diet is a combination of two diets, which are most popular and accepted worldwide - the Mediterranean and DASH Diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension).