Recommendations to prevent Alzheimer’s
In 2013, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM), a vegetarian organization, published recommendations to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Seven risk-reducing principles were presented at the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain held in Washington on July 19 and 20, 2013:

  • Limit trans fatty acids
  • Eat mostly fruits, vegetables and cereals
  • Ensure you consume 30g of nuts or whole grains a day to bring in vitamin E, an antioxidant associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ensure that you receive 2.4 μg of vitamin B12 a day (by food or with a dietary supplement)
  • Avoid multivitamin supplements containing iron and copper, except in case of medical prescription. These metals increase oxidative stress
  • Avoid foods that have been in contact with aluminum cookware, even though the role of aluminum in the disease remains controversial
  • Do the equivalent of 40 minutes of walking 3 times a week.