A Mediterranean diet does not reduce Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a study published online in Neurology. Dietary data from adult participants without dementia showed that following a Mediterranean diet did not improve disease risk when compared to a non-Mediterranean diet. Research from the Physicians Committee published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that a low-fat vegan diet has better outcomes for weight, body composition, insulin sensitivity, and cholesterol levels, compared with a Mediterranean diet.
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- Barnard ND, Alwarith J, Rembert E, et al. A Mediterranean diet and low-fat vegan diet to improve body weight and cardiometabolic risk factors: a randomized, cross-over trial. J Am Nutr Assoc. 2022;41(2):127-139. doi:10.1080/07315724.2020.1869625