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Study shows that olive oil reduces risk of dementia mortality

A study in JAMA Network Open by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed over 92,000 participants, finding that consuming at least 7 grams of olive oil daily could reduce dementia-related death risk by 28%. Replacing margarine and mayonnaise with olive oil also showed a reduced risk. The findings suggest that olive oil intake is beneficial for cognitive health, independent of overall diet quality.

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Mediterranean diet and risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are global concerns as the population ages. The Mediterranean diet, characterized by whole grains, olive oil, fish, and moderate wine, has potential protective effects. Observational studies suggest that adherence to this diet reduces the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Mechanisms include antioxidants, improved vascular health, neuroprotection, and blood sugar regulation.