This month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…
“Taylor MK, et al. – Cross-sectional analyses were performed to evaluate the association of dietary glycemic measures with the cerebral amyloid burden and cognitive performance in cognitively normal older adults. The researchers found an association between high-glycemic diet and greater cerebral amyloid burden, which suggested diet as a potential modifiable behavior for cerebral amyloid accumulation and subsequent Alzheimer’s disease risk.“
Amyloid plaguing is the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In the literature this is now being referred to as type III diabetes, this article from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition makes it even clearer why. This is indeed a modifiable behavioral risk factor, as simply reducing carbohydrate intake markedly reduces this risk. This also reduces risk for diabetes, hypertension, stroke and heart disease, all disorders associated with obesity, which, is also caused by a high glycemic diet. If you have a tendency to overeat carbohydrates, staying full on proteins and (healthy) fats will help.