A Mediterranean diet does little for the brain and won’t prevent dementia, researchers claim.
scientists say there is no evidence that eating plenty of fruit,
vegetables and oily fish boosts concentration in old age.
by traditional eating habits in Italy, Spain and Greece, the diet has
been shown to prevent heart disease and cancer as well as increase life
expectancy. And recently a number of studies have implied it may be just as beneficial for the brain and could stave off Alzheimer’s.
Some scientists believe that because
the diet is low in saturated fat, it prevents the blood vessels that
supply the brain becoming blocked. But academics from Paris Sorbonne University say there is no evidence for such a link.