The latest recommendations for preventing dementia are good advice for everyone

Popular Science | 5/15/2019 | Staff
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“The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for some time, that what is good for our heart, is also good for our brain,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director general, said in a statement.

The guidelines are organized according to the strength of the evidence, and the applicability of the intervention. Someone following the WHO’s strongest recommendations would engage in regular physical activity long before they showed any signs of cognitive decline and adopt the Mediterranian diet, which is primarily plant-based. They’d also stop spending money on “brain-boosting” supplements that don’t actually work; carefully manage other diseases like diabetes or hypertension; and reduce the amount of alcohol they consume.

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In other words, they’d live a generically healthy lifestyle.

WHO’s report reflects two profound truths about the state of the science. The first is that we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential for human health. (Of course, what exactly constitutes a “healthy diet” remains up for debate, though lots of plants is a surefire starting point.) And the second is that we still know very little about...
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