Nutritional factors in prevention of Alzheimer's disease
Czynniki zywieniowe w zapobieganiu chorobie alzheimera

Joanna Wyka
2012 Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny  
Nutritional patterns affect significantly man's body at each age. The elderly--with their eating habits and diseases they have overcome--often require specific dietary intervention. A proper and well-balanced diet is an important element of lifestyle that may become a factor facilitating the so-called healthy, successful ageing and delay the development of noninfectious, chronic metabolic diseases that are in majority of cases diagnosed in elder people. Neurodegenerative diseases have been
more » ... ases have been classified amongst chronic diseases yet with still controversial etiology. Nevertheless, it is speculated that some nutritional factors, including the appropriate intake of B-group vitamins, antioxidative vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids, are likely to play a significant role in their prevention and therapy. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits, whole-meal bread, milk and dairy products as well as containing fish, plant oils and nuts provides all indispensable nutrients. The appropriate merging of these food products into dishes--widely described in literature as the Mediterranean diet--facilitates leading a long life in health.
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