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Adherence to the Mediterranean diet Is not related to beta-amyloid deposition: data from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project

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Hill, E and Szoeke, C and Dennerstein, L and Campbell, S and Clifton, P, Adherence to the Mediterranean diet Is not related to beta-amyloid deposition: data from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project, Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, 5, (2) pp. 137-141. ISSN 2274-5807 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.14283/jpad.2018.12

Abstract

Background: Research has indicated the neuroprotective potential of the Mediterranean diet. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet has shown preventative potential for Alzheimer's disease incidence and prevalence, yet few studies have investigated the impact of Mediterranean diet adherence on the hallmark protein; beta-amyloid.

Objectives: To investigate the association between Mediterranean diet adherence and beta-amyloid deposition in a cohort of healthy older Australian women.

Design: This study was a cross-sectional investigation of participants from the longitudinal, epidemiologically sourced Women's Healthy Ageing Project which is a follow-up of the Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project.

Setting: Assessments were conducted at the Centre for Medical Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. F-18 Florbetaben positron emission tomography scanning was conducted at the Austin Centre for PET in Victoria, Australia.

Participants: One hundred and eleven Women's Healthy Ageing Project participants were included in the study.

Measurements: Mediterranean diet adherence scores for all participants were calculated from the administration of a validated food frequency questionnaire constructed by the Cancer Council of Victoria. Beta-amyloid deposition was measured using positron emission tomography standardised uptake value ratios.

Results: Gamma regression analysis displayed no association between Mediterranean diet adherence and beta-amyloid deposition. This result was consistent across APOE-ε4 +/- cohorts and with the inclusion of covariates such as age, education, body mass index and cognition.

Conclusions: This study found no association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and beta-amyloid deposition in a cohort of healthy Australian women.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Alzheimer’s disease, diet, Mediterranean diet, beta-Amyloid, deposition
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and Dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Hill, E (Mr Edward Hill)
ID Code:134901
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2019-09-11
Last Modified:2019-09-17
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