Healthy midlife diet may prevent dementia later

Healthy dietary choices in midlife may prevent dementia in later years, according a doctoral thesis published at the University of Eastern Finland. The results showed that those who ate the healthiest diet at the average age of 50 had an almost 90 per cent lower risk of dementia in a 14-year follow-up study than those whose diet was the least healthy. The study was the first in the world to investigate the relationship between a healthy diet as early as in midlife and the risk of developing dementia later on.

The researchers assessed the link between diet and dementia using a healthy diet index based on the consumption of a variety of foods. Vegetables, berries and fruits, fish and unsaturated fats from milk products and spreads were some of the healthy components, whereas sausages, eggs, sweets, sugary drinks, salty fish and saturated fats from milk products and spreads were indicated as unhealthy.

Previous studies on diet and dementia have mainly focused on the impact of single dietary components. “But nobody’s diet is based on one single food, and there may be interactions between nutrients, so it makes more sense to look at the entire dietary pattern,” says Ms Marjo Eskelinen, MSc, who presented the results in her doctoral thesis in the field of neurology.

Higher intake of saturated fats linked to poorer cognitive functions and increased risk of dementia

The impact of dietary fats on cognitive performance and the risk of dementia was studied separately as well. A high intake of saturated fats was linked to poorer cognitive and memory functions and to an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment in a 21-year follow-up. It was also shown that a higher saturated fat intake was associated with an increased risk of dementia among those carrying a genetic risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease, the epsilon 4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene. “Even those who are genetically susceptible can at least delay the onset of the disease by favouring vegetable oils, oil-based spreads and fatty fish in their diet,” Ms Eskelinen says.

In addition, those consuming 3 to 5 cups of coffee daily had a smaller risk of dementia than those consuming less or more.

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i have recently lost alot of weight and want to start bodybuilding but i scared of gaining back the weight also i am in a tight budget what supplements work for building lean mass and what are some good foods

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Protein, protein and protein! A high protein diet will build you LEAN muscle and not unwanted fat. Try to take in 2 grams of protein per body pound through foods such as chicken, fish and meats. Also, train HARD with heavy weights and lower reps. You need a spotter because to build you want the last few reps of each set to burn. Make sure you do cardio 2-3 times a week to keep your metabolism up and fat down. Last, but not least, drink a ton of water. This will keep you hydrated, your metabolism up and your body looking good. Bodybuilding is not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. The amount of food and supplements needed to be effective is not cheap, so think it over if you want to be competitive.

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    • Wazzy
    • March 11, 2014

    These are just the basics, for more in-depth facts research online.

    Well, it’s kind of hard to be completely accurate in answering this question because it kind of depends on what kind of bodybuilding you want to start doing. If you’re looking to building a lot of muscle/really get into the sport then you’re good with what the other guy said, just a little lower. You need about 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. You need so much because in short, protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of your muscles. If you aren’t going to be getting into that much, then just about 1 gram per pound of bodyweight is good.

    Depending on how you lost all your recent weight, you may hate or love carbs. I don’t know which one, but either way, carbs are important in building muscle, very important. Carbs help transport nutrients to your muscle through the blood stream. Getting nutrients to your muscles is one of the most important things in bodybuilding. But this fact comes in second to knowing that carbs breakdown to become blood sugar, or pretty much your energy in plain. Complex carbs take longer to digest than simple carbs. To summarize what could be a very long article, carbs are your fuel source in bodybuilding. If you don’t have enough carbs your body will start to use it’s protein as energy, which you don’t want it to do because you want to use protein to build all that muscle you’ve worked so hard for.

    I’m going to start by saying… fats are not bad for you! They are very important. It all depends on what kind of fats you are taking in. Rancid (bad) fats are not good for you in any way and should be avoided at all costs. They generally appear in the good old form of junk food as well as others mentioned later in this… article I guess. What you want are the good fats. The good fats are very essential to your body, they make up the majority of the membranes of your cells as well as acting as a transport system for some nutrients your body needs. (These nutrients are considered “fat-soluble;” you need fat to use them. Some of these include Vitamins A, D, and E to name a few important ones.)

    Water is obviously also extremely, extremely important. For a lot of obvious reasons as well as others that aren’t. An obvious one being that your body is made of around 60% water. Your muscles are about 70-75% water and your blood is about 90%. And you already know the importance of blood, the transport system of nutrients, and muscles… the whole point of bodybuilding….. and moving in any way, shape, or form. A not so obvious reason is that even though some nutrients are fat-soluble, the others are water-soluble. (You need water to use them. Some important ones are Vitamin C, and B-complex vitamins.)

    With all this said… we get to your question, what supplements and foods are good.



    –Multivitamin (for any lack of nutrients you may have… no one eats perfectly)
    –Protein (specifically whey being a very good protein)
    –Joint Supplement (it’s always important to keep your joints in good working condition… that and I don’t think you want to get injured)

    Very good, but not necessary:

    –Creatine (creatine has been one of the most profound breakthroughs in bodybuilding of all time; what it does is help the body in the production of ATP, increasing your strength as well as endurance… I would look this one up…, as well as building muscle and giving you more energy in your workout… just look up creatine)
    –Amino Acids (all are good and important, but look for “leucine, valine, and iso-luecine”… these are essential amino acids, which means you must get them in a supplement or through food, that have been shown to be very important in muscle anabolism… or the state of building muscle)
    –Fat Burner (to try and stop the body from putting on any unwanted fat it may be trying to put on, or possibly to help you burn the fat itself)
    –Fish Oil (good for increasing concentration along with many other things)


    –Milk (very important, in fact whey protein comes from milk)
    –Whole Grain Wheats
    –Green Vegetables (by green I mean ones with a lot of green, not ones like celery or cabbage… those are mostly water)
    –Pretty much anything that has not been stored for a long period of time or processed too much. (Like frozen foods, junk foods, fast food, most cold cereals… some are good though.) A good rule of thumb: if it was once a part of mother nature, it has some good value to it. You want to try and eat things as close as possible to how it was in nature.

    Remember: even though nutrition is the most important part of bodybuilding, or any kind of sport for that matter, you still need to start yourself of a rigorous training schedule and get enough sleep at night. Rest being by far second. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body will never be able to build muscle at its best. Training is when you destroy the muscle. Rest is when you rebuild it. You need at least 8 hours of sleep at night… at least.

    Well, that’s about it for what I am going to write… but you can always find out more by simple looking online. (Don’t rely on the people at health stores like GNC, they can be knowledgeable but biased or just try to sell you stuff.) Good luck on your neverending quest to build muscle! Hope this helped some.

    God Bless,

    • sa2ed aboel3bs
    • March 11, 2014

    you have to get a high level of training program and get a great eating program to lose fat and gaining your muscles up in the same time.. http://www.bodypumpers.com all what you want about bodybuilding is here.. welcome.. bro

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