Alzheimer’s disease has been to cause 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases around the world, and symptoms normally worsen over time. Experts around the world are still finding a way to suppress the symptoms of this degenerative disease that can affect a person’s daily task. But, a new study has found a connection between traditional Indian diet and a reduced risk of the most common form of dementia.
Having meat, sweets and high-fat dairy products is always connected with a normal Western diet which has been linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. There are about 42 million people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia, Medical Daily reported.
The evidence of these risk factors was found in ecological and observational studies. It showed that fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products, legumes, and fish are associated with reduced risk. aside from reviewing a journal literature, the new study was conducted using Alzheimer’s disease predominance from 10 countries, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, India, Mongolia, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and the US, along with dietary supply data 5, 10, and 15 years before the predominance data.
It was found that dietary supply of meat or animal products, except milk, five years before Alzheimer’s disease occurrence had the highest connection with the disease prevalence. People living in the United States were found to be at a higher risk, with each person having about a 4 percent chance of developing the disease, partly because of the Western dietary pattern that has the tendency to include large amount of meat consumption.
“Reducing meat consumption could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as of several cancers, diabetes mellitus type 2, stroke, and, likely, chronic kidney disease,” stated the study’s author, William B. Grant.
Grant also said that the accumulating evidence from ecological and observational studies, as well as studies of mechanisms shows that the Western dietary pattern is hugely connected with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic diseases in the future.
“Although the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with about half the risk for Alzheimer’s disease of the Western diet, the traditional diets of countries such as India, Japan, and Nigeria, with very low meat consumption, are associated with an additional 50 percent reduction in risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” he continued.