Sticking to a full Mediterranean diet provides protection against major conditions including dementia according to a study published on today.

A healthy heart means a healthy brain. Therefore it is no coincidence that a Mediterranean diet can help reduce your risk of dementia and many other conditions.

A Mediterranean diet is one rich in fruit and vegetables, grains, fish and poultry. It is also high in antioxidants and Omega3.

This review of twelve studies adds weight to growing evidence that a Mediterranean diet and regular exercise are the best ways to reduce your risk of developing diseases as we get older and helps us live longer.

Dr Susanne Sorensen
Head of Research


- Reference: BMJ Study

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