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"Preventing Alzheimer's with the Mediterranean Diet"

  • Wednesday, October 24 2018

In Brescia, the innovative Smartfood program, closely linked to food and in particular to the Mediterranean Diet, launched by Irccs Fatebenefratelli, in collaboration with the ICANS and the Besta Institute, dedicated to ultra 65enni. "A deficit or an excess of specific nutrients, vitamins or metals have a well-defined causal relationship with numerous neurological patrologies," explains Giuliano Binetti.

Alzheimer's does not care but is prevented and nutrition is a great preventive factor: for this the Irccs Fatebenefratelli, in collaboration with the ICANS and the Besta Institute, has launched a project dedicated to the ultra 65enni to counteract the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. The project is called Smartfood, because it is closely linked to nutrition and in particular to the Mediterranean Diet. Giuliano Binetti, head of the Mac of Irccs Fatebenefratelli of Brescia, is illustrating him these days.

To access the research program, you must be between 65 and 80 years and be in normal health. "A lot is played on food - explains Binetti - after all, nutritional issues have become extremely interesting in neurological pathophysiology: it has been established that the diet can influence the functionality and integrity of the nervous system in various ways and several studies have shown how the dysmetabolic state associated with the western diet favors the development of Alzheimer's disease ”.

mipaaf createsMeddiet - The portal of the Mediterranean Diet "is a project of the University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza, made with cAttribute of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies - Ministerial Decree no. 93824 of 30 December 2014 and updated in 2018 in collaboration with CREA - Research Center for Food and Nutrition.

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