Malnutrition has been linked to the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease

This is stated in an article published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition. Scientists have found that malnutrition may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. In turn, this disease may increase the likelihood of malnutrition. DiscussMalnutrition was linked to the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease© Health Digest

266 people took part in the new study. Of these, 73 people were cognitively healthy, 72 people had mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease and 121 people had dementia. The nutrition of each participant was ranked in accordance with compliance with the Mediterranean diet and the MIND diet.

Malnutrition was associated with the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease© Healthline

Scientists concluded that people with Alzheimer's disease had lower index scores body weight, protein, albumin, globulin, calcium, folic acid and apolipoprotein A1, smaller calf and thigh circumferences, lower scores on the Mini Nutritional Assessment and the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index.

It was also found that insufficient Diet is associated with accelerated progression of Alzheimer's disease and an increased risk of its occurrence.

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