Mediterranean-type diet and brain structural change from 73 to 76 years in a Scottish cohort

04 Jan 2017Michelle Luciano, PhD, Janie Corley, PhD, Simon R. Cox, PhD, Maria C. Valdés Hernández, PhD, Leone C.A. Craig, PhD, David Alexander Dickie, PhD, Sherif Karama, MD, PhD, Geraldine M. McNeill, PhD, Mark E. Bastin, PhD, Joanna M. Wardlaw, MD, FRCP, FRCR and Ian J. Deary, PhD

Lower adherence to the Mediterranean-type diet in an older Scottish cohort is predictive of total brain atrophy over a 3-year interval. Fish and meat consumption does not drive this change, suggesting that other components of the Mediterranean-type diet or, possibly, all of its components in combination are responsible for the association.

Cohort Study
1 effect
3 years
562 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Mediterranean diet Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Mediterranean diet

Dementia Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Dementia
Brain system

Moderate evidence