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Plant-based Diets Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

High meat diets tend to be linked to more dementia.

A 10-country study of the per capita supply of meat and other animal products (not milk) demonstrated that the higher the supply in the 5 years before diagnosis the higher the risk of Alzheimer's disease. This was correlative and could not pinpoint cause and effect. The authors suggest it might be saturated fat or the copper and iron that is more readily absorbable from meat in contrast to plant-based foods.

PositiveTip: Choose plant-based foods like vegetables, fruit and whole grains to lower your risk of dementia.

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Not All Low-Carb Diets are Equal

Plant-based low-carbohydrate diets are associated with lower death rates.

Data from two large prospective studies (Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study) strongly suggests that plant-based low-carb diets increase length of life compared to animal-based low-carb diets. Those consuming the highest amounts of vegetable protein and fat had 20% lower all-cause mortality and 23% lower cardiovascular mortality compared to those eating the lowest amounts.

PositiveTip: When looking at length of life, plant-based diets appear superior to animal-based ones.