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A new study suggests that incorporating olive oil into your diet could help reduce the risk of dying from dementia.


Coming at a time when the mainstream media is massively hyping the use of lecanemab and other experimental drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, this new study acts as a timely reminder of the evidence supporting the benefits of nutrition for improving cognitive function. Not only are science-based nutritional therapies completely safe, they can potentially even offer dementia patients the possibility of a recovery.

Illustrating the enormous potential of natural approaches, a scientific review published in the Open Biology journal in 2020 examines the role of antioxidants and a nutrient-rich diet in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Authored by researchers from the University of Western Australia, the paper describes how evidence is accumulating that, through taking advantage of their synergistic effects, combinations of antioxidants may be effective not only in preventing Alzheimer’s disease but also in reversing it. Advising combining antioxidant supplements with a nutrient-rich diet, the researchers say such an approach may also be effective against other neurodegenerative diseases.

Along with research showing that B vitamins may have a positive effect on preventing and delaying the risk of cognitive decline, studies also support the use of vitamin C for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Recent research from China adds to this evidence by confirming a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in adults who take daily vitamin supplements.

To read how, in people with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a combination of B vitamins has been shown to prevent brain shrinkage, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, see this article on our website.