Western Diet Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Western Diet Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease, a traumatizing disease that destroys the neuro systems associated with memory. Devastating to the loved ones around the victim of this vicious disease. Recent studies are showing that one’s diet can be a major contributing factor to their risk of having Alzheimer’s in the future. The study claims that a western diet from information gathered over fifteen years has an increase of having Alzheimer’s due to the amount of meat consumption. The study goes on to say reducing the amount of meat you eat will reduce the risk of having Alzheimer’s in the future.

Key Points:

  • 1Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia.
  • 2Dietary supply of meat or animal products (minus milk) 5 years before Alzheimer’s disease prevalence had the highest correlations with Alzheimer’s disease prevalence in this study.
  • 3Residents of the United States seem to be at particular risk, with each person in the U.S. having about a 4% chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.


Residents of the United States seem to be at particular risk, with each person in the U.S. having about a 4% chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, likely due in part to the Western dietary pattern, which tends to include a large amount of meat consumption.

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