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WHO issues lifestyle guidelines to reduce risk of dementia


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Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide and costs £633 billion annually to treat.

WHO has stated that the condition is “not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing”.

This is the first time that WHO has produced a report on what can be done to reduce the risk.

Moving more, eating better and quitting smoking are some of the best ways to lower your odds of dementia.

Mediterranean diet is composed of high levels of fish, fruit and vegetables, nuts and olive oils.

Multivitamins, omega-3 and other supplements are not recommended for the Mediterranean diet.

The usual 3 are at the top of the list – diet, exercise and don’t smoke

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Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at UCL.


Professor of Dementia Research at The University of Nottingham


Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health