(US/ny) Want a healthy brain? Go vegan, doc says
- If you want to increase your chances of avoiding Alzheimer’s disease,
you might want to drop the cheeseburger.
That advice comes from Dr. Neal D. Barnard, a clinical researcher,
author and frequent talk-show guest known for his advocacy of
Through the years, Barnard has explored how our lifestyle choices, and
what we eat or drink, are tied to medical conditions including
diabetes, heart disease and chronic pain. But his latest book, “Power
Foods for the Brain” (Grand Central Life & Style, $26.99), marks the
first time Barnard has looked at diet, neurological health and memory
– a top topic for the aging baby-boom generation. More than 5 million
Americans have Alzheimer’s or related dementias.
“We used to think of diseases like infections that we then could treat
or cure. But now we realize it’s also what’s on your plate or in that
pack of cigarettes,” Barnard said.
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