Olive oil reduces dementia-related death

clear glass cruet bottle

Olive oil reduces dementia-related death

A very large study of 90,000 healthcare professional followed for 28 years showed that independent of overall diet quality, consuming at least half a tablespoon of olive oil daily was associated wtih 28% lower risk of dying of death related to dementia in comparison with those who nerver or rarely consumed olive oil. Interestingly, the relationship remained significant even in people who carry the APOE4 gene which significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published in JAMA.

Takeaways:

Include plenty of good, health Monounsaturated fats in the diet for good brain, heart, and overall health! Including olives, olive oil, avocados and avocado oils, and nuts.

Switch out prepared products containing more inflammatory oils with those containing these health fats. Examples include mayonnaise (Sir Kensington’s and Primal kitchen are excellent brands) and hummus (Hope hummus is an excellent choice).

Dr. Leat Kuzniar ND
Dr. Leat Kuzniar ND
drkuzniar@njnaturopath.com

Dr. Kuzniar is a board member of the New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is also a member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a State of Vermont Naturopathic Physician license (as New Jersey does not yet offer licensing for Naturopathic doctors).