A high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of dementia

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Fiber-rich diets help lower weight and blood pressure, changes that protect against vascular dementia.


(Matthew Solan/ Harvard Health) — Fiber is known for keeping your digestive system healthy and lowering cholesterol levels. Now, study findings suggest it also may protect the brain from dementia.

The study involved approximately 3,700 healthy adults, ages 40 to 64, who completed routine dietary surveys for 16 years. Researchers then monitored the participants for two decades to see which ones developed dementia.

The study revealed that people who consumed the most daily fiber had the lowest rates of dementia. (…)

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