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Alzheimer's disease, the mediterranean diet, from mental decline
THE mediterranean DIET could protect you from the fragility and decline of mental abilities, age-related, in fact, curbing the weight of years: in fact, followed for just one year, this diet promotes the presence in the intestine of the intestinal bacteria related to healthy ageing and, according to a research published in the journal Gut, reduce those disadvantageous linked to inflammatory phenomena disclosed, which can accelerate the effects of the passage of time. Conducted at the University College of Cork, the work shows that, regardless of the geographic origin and age, just a year of mediterranean diet leads to modifications of the intestinal microbiota that are similar and beneficial to all.

The experts have been involved 612 persons 65-79 years , of which 28 are already with the obvious condition of fragility (characterized by physical weakness, which manifests itself, for example, with a gait very slow, or a poor grip strength of the hand), 151 at-risk of frailty, and 433 non-fragile at the beginning of the study, from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.

The intestinal microbiota was analyzed in the entire sample before and after a dietary intervention lasting 12 months: 289 participants continued for a year their diet usual, the other 323 adopted for 12 months the mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil and fish and low in red meat and saturated fats.
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