Alzheimer's disease is at least partially caused by decreased clearance of the beta-amyloid peptide breakdown products. The reviewed research investigated how different diets may affect the removal of these breakdown products (Hanson AJ, et.al.,2013).
The results showed that the low saturated fat, low glycemic index diet decreased the levels of the lipoproteins that were less effective at clearing the beta-amyloid while the high saturated fat, high glycemic index diet increased these lipoproteins. This is very good news because this showed that you can reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease by implementing a low glycemic index diet low in saturated fat. This type of diet also helps to reduce the risk for other chronic diseases because it helps to reduce inflammation.
If you want to know more about this, both of the books Effective Nutrition for Effective Healing and The Food Connection will show you how to implement a very low glycemic index, high nutrient way of eating.
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