In last month’s blog post, I addressed the impact of genetic risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease. In this post, I explain the importance of genetic testing, and how hope is NOT lost, should you have a higher risk genetic profile.
Statistically speaking, one in five women and one in ten men will get Alzheimer’s in their lifetime; however, certain individuals have a higher genetic risk. Your lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s disease can be as low as 5%, but as high as 70%, depending on your APOE genotype.
Last month, Dr. Maraganore explained the theory of the Mediterranean diet, and how it can be incorporated into food choices during the holidays; in Part 2 of this series, he discusses details behind recent research which indicate the impact of a Mediterranean diet on brain health.
When it comes to what we eat, research indicates in a strong and clear direction: the food we consume does indeed impact the health of our brains. Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, E-RYT, a nutrition specialist and clinical research dietitian at NorthShore University HealthSystem, works with each of our Brain Health patients on an individualized plan based on their unique health and lifestyle factors. Below, Emmaline shares details about the Mediterranean diet and tips for eating better during the holidays.
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