Journal article

Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet Is not Related to Beta-Amyloid Deposition: Data from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project

E Hill, C Szoeke, L Dennerstein, S Campbell, P Clifton

JPAD-JOURNAL OF PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE | EDITIONS SERDI | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research has indicated the neuroprotective potential of the Mediterranean diet. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet has shown preventative potential for Alzheimer's disease incidence and prevalence, yet few studies have investigated the impact of Mediterranean diet adherence on the hallmark protein; beta-amyloid. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between Mediterranean diet adherence and beta-amyloid deposition in a cohort of healthy older Australian women. DESIGN: This study was a cross-sectional investigation of participants from the longitudinal, epidemiologically sourced Women's Healthy Ageing Project which is a follow-up of the Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Projec..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Alzheimer's Association


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the Healthy Ageing Program (HAP) has been provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Grants 547600, 1032350 & 1062133), Ramaciotti Foundation, Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation, the Brain Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association (NIA320312), Australian Menopausal Society, Bayer Healthcare, Shepherd Foundation, Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Foundation, Collier Trust Fund, J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust, Mason Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association of Australia. Inaugural funding was provided by VicHealth and the NHMRC. The Principal Investigator of HAP (CSz) is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the preparation of the manuscript; or in the review or approval of the manuscript.