Dietary fiber intake to reduce risks of disabling dementia
A Japanese study published in Nutritional neuroscience reports dietary fiber intake, especially soluble fiber, was inversely associated with risk of disabling dementia in a general Japanese population. What is this dietary fibre? Fibre is the type of a carbohydrate that helps keep our digestive systems healthy. The inverse association was more evident for soluble fiber intake and was confined to dementia without a history of stroke. As for fiber-containing foods, potatoes, but not vegetables or fruits, showed a similar association.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)