Skip to comments.Diet, nutrient levels linked to cognitive ability, brain shrinkage
Posted on 12/28/2011 2:48:57 PM PST by decimon
CORVALLIS, Ore. New research has found that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood had better performance on mental acuity tests and less of the brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer's disease while "junk food" diets produced just the opposite result.
The study was among the first of its type to specifically measure a wide range of blood nutrient levels instead of basing findings on less precise data such as food questionnaires, and found positive effects of high levels of vitamins B, C, D, E and the healthy oils most commonly found in fish.
The research was done by scientists from the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., and the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. It was published today in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
"This approach clearly shows the biological and neurological activity that's associated with actual nutrient levels, both good and bad," said Maret Traber, a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute and co-author on the study.
"The vitamins and nutrients you get from eating a wide range of fruits, vegetables and fish can be measured in blood biomarkers," Traber said. "I'm a firm believer these nutrients have strong potential to protect your brain and make it work better."
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Horse shi**. Just more food police BS, trying to scare people into eating the way they want you to eat.
I rarely eat fruits and vegetables. I prefer cheesesteaks, pizza, doughnuts, and ....and....what were we talking about again?
I’ll alert the Linus Pauling Institute of your careful analysis.
From the Mail, earlier today;
“Taking multi-vitamin pills ‘does nothing for our health’”
My dad never ate junk food and alzhiemer’s killed eventually in 2004
my Mom as alzhiemers now, too, she is 87, mild still
she never ate junk food, either
Could be so. Hard tablets might not dissolve quickly enough. The contents might for some reason not be absorbed. The quantities might not be sufficient to matter.
I’m ordering pizza delivery right now.
Over 2 million years, the pre-human and human body has been designed to get all the nutrients it needs from eating nutritious food, not popping pills. In the modern world, anyone can get enough nutritious food to consume, if they have any semblance of intelligence.
If you eat crap all the time, taking vitamin pills is not going to keep you healthy.
It is possible to be deficient in B,C,D,E and Omega while eating a junk food free diet. Aging, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol, environment etc as well as not eating enough of the foods that supply these nutrients can cause it.
Right... because inflammation has nothing to do with aging.
My guess is that vitamin D is slowly going to be making its way into the literature, as well.
I want to know what Biden eats.
Was our longevity better than other mammals over that period? Were we generally healthy or did the healthiest survive while the less fortunate perished, lame and hungry?
Supplements are what they are..... supplements. They don’t replace healthy foods.
I think he must be able to regenerate his feet, if that explains it.