Dietary choices 'can reduce dementia risk'

Over 50s have been advised by a charity that their diets can play a key role in their continuing mental health.

According to the Alzheimer's Society, a Mediterranean-style diet which contains many products high in antioxidants such as oily fish can reduce the risk of developing dementia by as much as 40 per cent.

Findings revealed by US scientists at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Vienna suggested that moderate drinkers who consume between eight and 14 drinks a week are 37 per cent less likely to develop the disease.

An Alzheimer's Society spokeswoman issued a reminder that drinks such as red wine carry other health risks despite their high antioxidant levels and said that more research was needed into its potential benefits.

However, she added: "We do know that all things in moderation can't hurt us, so it's great news that we can have the odd drink here and there. Everything in moderation is the key."

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