New paper: can diet reduce the risk of dementia?November 16, 2023
Sensus has authored a new paper about the association between diet and the effects of fibers and prebiotics on cognitive health. An increasing number of studies show the positive effect of fibers and prebiotics in the diet on cognitive health and diseases like dementia.
55 million people worldwide live with dementia and that number increases with almost 10 million new cases each year. About 60% of the risk factors causing dementia are non-modifiable such as our genetics and age, while 40% is modifiable. Dementia is a collective name for more than 50 different diseases, with Alzheimer's as the most common one.
Our second largest nervous system is in our intestines. Growing research shows that gut microbiota influence the brain and vice versa. This nervous system provides information to the brain about hunger, satiety and feelings of stress and fear. Researchers believe that an unfavorable ratio of healthy and unhealthy microbiota in the gut, might be one of the underlying causes of cognitive decline in older adults, via the gut-brain-axis.
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