Can eating nuts help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

As you know, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia.  Patient’s with Alzheimer’s have progressive memory loss, and difficulties with thought process and communication. So far, very few medications have had proven effectiveness for the symptoms of Alzheimers.

Studies have shown that physical exercise and mental activity exercises can decrease the risk of dementia.  Recently, scientists have looked at our diet to see if foods are related to Alzheimer’s risk.

Here is what the studies found:

-Young adults who ate half a cup of walnuts for 8 weeks had improved reasoning and ability to draw conclusions.

-In one large, six-year study, eating walnuts was found to improve memory in older adults

-One study on women found that those who ate nuts scored higher on cognitive testing.

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