Dementia: Lacking fruit, vegetables, beans and tea could raise risk

After adjusting for all of the risk factors for dementia, the researchers determined that each one-point increase in the degree of dietary inflammation equated to a 21 percent increase in the risk of developing dementia.

Based on this scoring system, the team demonstrated that individuals who ate the least anti-inflammatory diet were three times more likely to develop dementia.

“There may be some potential nutritional gadgets in your home to help fight inflammation that may contribute to brain aging,” said study author Nikolaos Skarmes, from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece.

“Diet is one lifestyle factor that you can modify, and it may play a role in fighting inflammation, which is one of the biological pathways that contribute to the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment later in life.

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