June 17, 2011 — Results of a new study provide more evidence that diet may modulate the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
In a 4-week diet intervention study, healthy cognitively intact older adults who stuck to a low-saturated-fat, low-glycemic-index diet experienced decreases in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of β-amyloid 42, a biomarker of Alzheimer's disease risk.* uleiul de masline In roughly 7600 elderly adults, higher olive oil consumption at baseline was associated with a lower incidence of stroke over roughly the next 5 years, after controlling for numerous confounding factors, including lifestyle and nutritional factors, stroke risk factors, and blood lipids. * autism Dr. Gorter and his team conducted a literature search to assess the effectiveness of community screening programs for autism based on scientific criteria. They concluded that none of the screening tests for autism had high enough accuracy in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and high predictive value. Moreover, there was a serious lack of effective treatment available should such a diagnosis be made