|Low-protein, high-carb diet found to dramatically reduce dementia risk.|
|Written By Zoey Sky|
|Despite the medical advances in the last few years, there is still no definitive cure for dementia. That’s why it's best to prevent it from happening in the first place. According to an Australian study, following a low-protein, high-carbohydrate (LPHC) diet can help boost brain function in mice. Researchers believe that these findings could one day be used to prevent neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia.|
The LPHC diet and its effects on brain health.
|Wahl noted that a century’s worth of existing data identified calorie restriction as the "most powerful diet to improve brain health and delay the onset of neurodegenerative disease in rodents." However, most people have difficulty cutting their calorie intake, especially in Western societies where food is readily accessible.|
Cut down your risk of dementia through diet.
|There are no effective pharmaceutical treatments for dementia. Devin Wahl, the study’s lead author, explained that while it is possible to slow the progress of the condition, there is no way to stop it entirely.|