Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative condition by regularly eating apples, it’s been claimed.
There are a number of different types of dementia, and the most common in the UK is Alzheimer’s disease.
Diagnosing the condition early could help to slow down the condition’s progress.
Making some small lifestyle changes could lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s in later life.
One of the easiest ways to lower your chances of developing dementia is to add more apples to your diet, it’s been revealed.
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“We know that Alzheimer’s disease is associated with a number of factors, including genetics, family history, ageing, environmental factors, health conditions [particularly obesity and diabetes], race and sex,” said Cardiff Metropolitan University researchers Eleftheria Kodosaki and Keith Morris.
They wrote for The Conversation: “But several studies suggest that consuming flavonoid-rich diets can help manage some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and benefit cognitive ability.
“Though this study doesn’t explain why flavonoids have this beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease, it’s clear that high, long-term dietary intake of a wide range of flavonoids is associated with lower risks of dementia in adults.
“However, it doesn’t claim flavonoids cure dementia, nor will consuming flavonoids on their own prevent it.”