The Zoomer Report: Alzheimer’s Diet

Here’s the latest evidence that what’s good for your heart is also good for your brain. A study in the journal Neurology finds that a diet rich in vitamins and fish can protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect. The researchers analysed blood samples from 104 healthy people with an average age of 87.

They found those who had more vitamin B, C, D and E in their blood performed better in tests of memory and thinking skills. People with high levels of omega 3 fatty acids — found mainly in fish — also had high scores. The poorest scores were found in people who had more trans fats in their blood.

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Libby ZnaimerAbout The Zoomer Report
Libby Znaimer, a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in business, politics, and lifestyle issues, is producer and host of The Zoomer Report, a special feature on topics of interest to baby boomers and the 50+. It covers everything from health and wealth to leisure and volunteerism, from the special vantage point of the generation that has changed society in its wake.

Ms. Znaimer is also Vice-President of News and Information for Classical 96.3FM and AM740. Her first book, “In Cancerland – Living Well Is The Best Revenge” – was published in October 2007 by Key Porter.

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