By Anna Hazard
MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and is a hybrid of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean Diet (which reduce the risks of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke but only reduce the risk of dementia when followed strictly).
The MIND Diet was developed by Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center, through funding by the National Institute on Aging.
Keep in mind (not MIND) that diet is one of many different factors-- including genetics, environment, smoking, exercise, stress-- that play into the development of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
The MIND Diet - Foods to Include
The MIND Diet - Foods to Avoid
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