A significant increase in the risk of stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is associated with high intake of artificially-sweetened beverages.
Frequent consumers of vegetables may be less prone to suffer from dementia and age-associated cognitive impairment.
A decline in cognitive impairment and dementia risk is associated with frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that high blood sugar levels were associated with an increased incident of dementia. Over 2,000 men and women over the age of 65 were studied for 6-8 years. Those participants that had a blood glucose of 115, compared to 100, had a 15% increased risk of developing dementia. Prior studies done revealed that those with diabetes had an increased incidence, yet this study shows that non-diabetics with elevated glucose levels are at a higher risk as well. Read the article by PCRM here.