Brain

Year Published: 2015

Journal

Alzheimers Dement

Authors

Morris MC, Tangney CC, Wang Y, Sacks FM, Bennett DA, Aggarwal NT

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. This study looked at the relationship between MIND diet adherence and Alzheimer's Disease in 923 participants, ages 58-98, who were followed on average for 4.5 years.

Key Findings

Results showed that adherence to the MIND diet was associated with better brain function. Even mild adherence was associated with a significant reduction in Alzheimer's Disease. There was a 53% reduction in Alzheimer's Disease rate with the highest adherence to the diet.