Caloric intake, dietary lifestyles, macronutrient composition and dementia

H. C. Fivecoat, G. M. Pasinetti

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Alzheimer's disease is a devastating neurodegenerative condition currently affecting over five million elderly individuals in the US. There is much evidence suggesting that certain dietary lifestyles can help to prevent and possibly treat Alzheimer's disease. In this chapter, we discuss how certain cardiovascular and diabetic conditions can induce an increased susceptibility for Alzheimer's disease and the mechanisms through which this occurs. We further discuss how the consumption of certain foods or food components can help to reduce one's risk for Alzheimer's disease and may possibly be developed as a therapeutic agent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781845697525
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dietary lifestyle
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Preventative medicine


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