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Green tea, walnuts and less red and processed meat consumption = less brain atrophy

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Green tea, walnuts and less red and processed meat consumption = less brain atrophy Green tea, walnuts and less red and processed meat consumption = less brain atrophy

Green tea, walnuts and less red and processed meat consumption = less brain atrophy






  A green Mediterranean diet, high in polyphenols and low in red and processed meat, seems to slow age-related brain atrophy, according to a new Ben-Gurion University of the Negev-led international study. The DIRECT PLUS 18-month long randomized control trial among ~300 participants is one of the longest and largest brain MRI trials in the world.Their findings were published Tuesday in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.The effect of diet on age-related brain atrophy is largely unproven. Participants were divided into three groups according to diet, and whole brain MRI measurements were taken before, and after the trial. Hippocampal-occupancy (HOC) and lateral-ventricle-volume (LVV) were measured as indicators of brain atrophy and predictors of future dementia. Brain MRI-derived data were quantified and segmented using NeuroQuant, an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) authorized fully automated tool.Two hundred eighty-four men and women (88% men) aged 31-82 were randomly divided into three groups: A healthy dietary guidelines group, a Mediterranean diet group and a green Mediterranean diet. In the Mediterranean diet group, the participants were further provided walnuts rich in polyphenols. In the green- Mediterranean group the participants were further provided high polyphenol green components: 3-4 daily cups of green tea and a daily green shake of Mankai duckweed, as a substitute for dinner, with minimal consumption of red and processed meat. In addi...
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Publication date: 14-01-2022 16:06
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