The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet incorporates elements of two well-known diets: the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. The MIND diet aims to reduce dementia and the decline in brain health that occurs with age.
A cohort study investigated the link between MIND diet adherence and the risk of CVD in adults over a 10.6-year period.
They found each increase in MIND diet score reduced the incidence of CVD by 16%. They also identified an inverse relationship between the MIND diet and CVD incidence. Among the components of the MIND diet, each increase in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and beans reduced the risk of CVD by 60%, 45%, and 65%, respectively. Additionally, they found that higher adherence to the MIND was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
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