Diet Rich in Anti-Inflammatory Foods May Help Preserve Brain Function Interview with:
Yian Gu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology and
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain)
Columbia University Medical Center What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: We have previously shown that elderly individuals who consume healthier diet (certain foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns) have larger brain volume, better cognition, and lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The current study aimed to examine the biological mechanisms for the relationship between diet and brain/cognitive health What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Response: Certain foods may be protective for brain and cognitive health due to their inflammation-modulating effects. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Future studies may want to confirm our study results and further elucidate the role of inflammation in the relationship between dietary factors and brain health in the elderly. 

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Citation: 2017 AAIC abstract

Yian Gu, Ph.D., et al. An Inflammatory Nutrient Pattern Is Associated Both Structural and Cognitive Measures of Brain Aging in the Elderly. (Funder(s): U.S. National Institute on Aging)

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Last Updated on July 24, 2017 by Marie Benz MD FAAD