Adherence to the MIND diet is associated with 12-year all-cause mortality in older adults

Year Published: 2020


Public Health Nutr


Janie Corley


Objective: "To prospectively evaluate the association of three dietary patterns: the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH diet intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet; a Mediterranean-type diet and a traditional diet, with all-cause mortality over a 12-year period in an older sample."

Key Findings

Key Findings: " In fully adjusted models, MIND diet score was inversely related to all-cause mortality such that the risk of death was reduced by 12 % per unit increase in MIND diet score. Participants in the top compared with the bottom third of MIND diet score had a 37 % lower risk of death. No significant associations with the Mediterranean-type or traditional dietary patterns were observed in the final multivariate model." Conclusions: "Our findings suggest that closer adherence to the MIND diet is associated with a significantly lower risk of all-cause mortality, over 12 years of follow-up, and may constitute a valid public health recommendation for prolonged survival."