25 May 2009

Research on dietry pattern and risk of dementia

Columbia researchers identify dietary pattern protective against Alzheimer's disease
RSI News: 25 April 2009
A diet that is high in vegetables, nuts, and fish as well as low in high-fat dairy products may help protect against Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to Columbia researchers. Yian Gu, PhD, and colleagues at the Taub Institute for Research on into Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, presented their data at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Seattle.

They set out to identify a dietary pattern that is associated with AD risk. Because foods are not consumed in isolation, dietary patterns taking into account the interactions among food components may offer substantial advantages, the researchers believed. They used Reduced-Rank Regression (RRR), a multivariate method to extract dietary patterns that explain, as much as possible, the variation of nutrients that are believed to relate to disease risk. … > full story : review by MedPage Today

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