In January 2019 researchers from France published the results of their study to assess whether adherence to the Mediterranean-DASH diet intervention for neurodegenerative delay (MIND) was associated with subjective memory complaints in older individuals. A total of 6,011 individuals, aged 60+ years and with no history of complaints about memory at the start of the study, were assessed and given a MIND dietary score. Over an average follow-up of 6 years, approximately 15% in the 60-69 age group and 30% of those aged over 70 years complained about their memory. Results showed that the MIND dietary score was not significantly associated with complaints about memory in the 60-69 years age group but that there was a significant association in those aged 70 and over. This apparent association was strengthened after individuals with depression were excluded.
Adjibade M et al. Prospective association between adherence to the MIND diet and subjective memory complaints in the French NutriNet-Santé cohort. J Neurol. 2019 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]