Brain

Year Published: 2018

Journal

J Nutr Health Aging

Authors

Puja Agarwal, Y. Wang, A. S. Buchman, T. M. Holland, D. A. Bennett, M. C. Morris

Methods

The MIND diet takes components of the Mediterranean and DASH diets that are known to improve brain health. The diet includes both peanuts and peanut butter. In this study, researchers looked at the relationship between MIND diet adherence and Parkinson's disease incidence and progression.

Key Findings

Higher adherence to the MIND diet was associated with decreased risk of Parkinson's Disease. It was also associated with a slower rate of progression of the disease. In contrast, the Mediterranean diet was only marginally associated with these outcomes, and the DASH diet was not associated with either outcome.