"A new study will investigate possible links between diet and Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Society will carry out research to look at the side effects of food and drink such as fruit juice, red wine and oily fish on the incidence of the disease.
It will analyse new and existing data to discover if a "Mediterranean style" diet could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's.
The BBC reports that the charity predicts dementia will affect almost one million people by 2020.
The Mediterranean diet - rich in fruit, vegetables and cereals with some fish and alcohol and very little dairy and meat - has been generally viewed as good for health for some time. "
I invite you to consider the following: - according to the Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's disease is multifactorial, and they say, "Research has also shown that people who smoke and those who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels increase their risk of developing Alzheimer's." (See page on Alzheimer's Society website)
Now set aside smoking, and consider just "high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels." - Both of these conditions are mainly caused/initiated by salt sensitivity and can easily be lowered by minimising intake of salt and salty food and making sure to eat plenty of food cooked from fresh (as opposed to processed food), including plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Now consider the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease - vascular dementia. The Alzheimer's Society's website tells us: "There are a number of conditions that can cause or increase damage to the vascular system. These include high blood pressure, heart problems, high cholesterol and diabetes. It is therefore important that these conditions are identified and treated at the earliest opportunity. "
Well, all of "high blood pressure, heart problems, high cholesterol and [type 2]diabetes" are principally caused/initiated by salt sensitivity and can easily and swiftly be improved by minimising intake of salt and salty food.
So you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia (as well as many other illnesses and degenerative conditions) by restricting the amount of salt and salty food you eat. If you already have these illnesses, you can slow their progress by eating less salt and making sure to eat plenty of food cooked from fresh (as opposed to processed food), including plenty of fruit and vegetables.
The most important thing is the salt reduction.
You can read further and with more explanation and suggestions on my website http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/ (The site does not sell anything and has no banners or sponsors or adverts - just helpful information.)
I hope you will also look at some of the other pages on my website, such as conditions often associated with salt sensitivity and my Mensa article Obesity and the Salt Connection