Journal article

Dietary patterns and β-amyloid deposition in aging Australian women.

Edward Hill, Peter Clifton, Alicia M Goodwill, Lorraine Dennerstein, Stephen Campbell, Cassandra Szoeke

Alzheimers Dement (N Y) | Published : 2018

Abstract

Introduction: Evidence indicates that associations between diet and Alzheimer's disease may occur through biomarker pathways such as amyloid-β (Aβ); however, few studies have investigated dietary/Aβ relationships, and no study has investigated this relationship in women. Methods: Dietary patterns were extrapolated for 115 participants from the Women's Health Aging Project. Aβ deposition was measured via in vivo F-18 florbetaben positron emission tomography scanning. Results: Participants were, on average, aged 70 years (±2.63 SD), had 13 years of education (±3.57 SD), a BMI of 28 kg/m2 (±5.46 SD), and a daily energy intake of 5161 kJ (±1679.03 SD). Four dietary patterns were identified: high..

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