Mrs. Hopkins Period All Would you change your eating habits to avoid Alzheimer Disease?

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  • Mrs. HopkinsPeriod AllWould you change your eating habits to avoid Alzheimer Disease?

  • ThesisThe food choices we make may help us to avoid Alzheimer Disease; a tortuous disease assaulting a persons brain and their family.

  • Combinations of Food may Affect Alzheimers RiskFindings from a study conducted on foods that may help to reduce Alzheimer Disease as we age had promising results that will provide support for further exploration of food combination-based dietary behavior. These findings suggest that a Mediterranean-style diet may be the answer when trying to live a more productive and healthy life in our later years.

  • Combinations of Food may Affect Alzheimers RiskDietary patterns that consist of complex nutrients and their interactions may ward off Alzheimer Disease.According to this source, diet is one of the most important modifiable environmental factors affecting the risk of Alzheimer Disease.This Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter stated, High intakes of salad dressing, nuts, fish, tomatoes, poultry, fruits, and cruciferous and dark and green leafy vegetables and low intakes of high-fat dairy, red meat, organ meat and butter was a pattern associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimers disease.

  • Alzheimer Disease; High Dietary Intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin E Linked to Reduced RiskAccording to the Journal of the American Medical Associations (JAMA) study, conducted in 2002, a diet high in vitamins C and E, from food and not supplements, may lower the risk of Alzheimer Disease. This study also suggests other health benefits from adopting this type of diet.

  • According to JAMA, About 360, 000 new cases of Alzheimer Disease are reported each year.Researchers found that participants in their study with high intake of certain antioxidants were less likely to develop Alzheimer Disease.Researchers also reported the positive benefits smokers may have when they eat in this manner, due to the positive effect antioxidants have on the free radical damage smoking causes to their bodies.

    Alzheimer Disease; High Dietary Intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin E Linked to Reduced Risk

  • Reflection SlideI chose to research Alzheimers Disease because of a family members suffering from this disease.I thought the information about a diet rich in antioxidants helping to reduce a smokers risk from damage from free radicals was the most interesting.My opinions about our interactions with nature have changes some. I will continue to learn and change habits to affect a better life for myself.I think my opinions continue to change every time I learn something new. If I know better, why wouldnt I do better?

  • Works Cited"Activity is the best medicine." Nature (2011) eLibrary Science. Web. 03 Nov 2014."Alzheimer Disease; High dietary intake of vitamin C and vitamin E linked with reduced risk." Medical Letter on the CDC & FDA. 21 Jul. 2002: 11. eLibrary Science. Web. 03 Nov 2014.Anonymous. "Getting Smart About Alzheimer's." Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. 01 May. 2005: 1. eLibrary Science. Web. 03 Nov 2014.Anonymous. "Combinations of Food May Affect Alzheimer's Risk." Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. 01 Jul. 2010: 1. eLibrary Science. Web. 03 Nov 2014.

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