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Nutrition and health brain ageing – current evidence

Nutrition and health brain ageing: What do we currently know?

How can what we eat day-to-day affect our health and our risk of brain diseases as we age? Here, Emma reviews the current knowledge base for the impact different dietary components and patterns have on brain health.

In this section Emma highlights the links that have been found between following a ‘Mediterranean-style’ diet and healthy brain ageing. Below is the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid – a map of the components and practices that make up this dietary pattern. For more detailed information, visit the links in the ‘see also’ section below.

Diagram of the Mediterranean Diet pyramid The Mediterranean diet pyramid (Click to expand)

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