How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Jenny Hope

Iron-rich foods such as steak, spinach, liver and nuts could cut the risk of dementia in later life, say researchers.

A study has found that people with anaemia – where levels of red blood cells are lower than normal – were more likely to develop conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

The most common cause of anaemia, besides heavy blood loss, is iron deficiency, suggesting that a dietary change could help protect against dementia.

Rich: Steak is a source of iron-rich food, which may help protect against dementia

Researchers made the connection between dementia and anaemia after studying more than 2,500 adults aged between 70 and 79.

‘Anaemia is common in the elderly and occurs in up to 23 per cent of adults aged 65 and older,’ said lead researcher Dr Kristine Yaffe, of the University of California San Francisco.More…Struggling to stick to a diet? Stocking up on fruit and veg helps – even if you DON’T eat it – because it improves self-controlStroke patient left shaken and stirred after rare complication causes him to ORGASM when listening to James Bond theme musicSo THAT’S why you keep waking up! From heart failure to diabetes to fatty diets – what your body’s trying to tell you at night

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