ANTIOXIDANTS IN THE DIET AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION: WHICH ROLE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN LIFE-STYLE?
C. Vassalle, L. Sabatino, A. Pingitore, K. Chatzianagnostou, F. Mastorci, R. Ceravolo
J Prev Alz Dis 2017;4(1):58-64
This review aims to focus on main antioxidants- abundantly contained in the diet- as well as of the whole Mediterranean diet and life-style and their relationship with cognitive function, especially critical in two phases of life, in children until adolescence and oldness. The role of emerging biochemical and molecular biomarkers as opportunity to estimate more accurately nutritional assumption and requirement, in terms of cognitive preservation and disease risk, will be also discussed. The cluster of factors within the Mediterranean pattern -which include not only nutritional, but also physical, social, and stimulating aspects- is still largely understudied as a whole, but it is proposed as attractive research area and tool for public health planning of prevention and intervention.
C. Vassalle ; L. Sabatino ; A. Pingitore ; K. Chatzianagnostou ; F. Mastorci ; R. Ceravolo (2016): Antioxidants in the Diet and Cognitive Function: Which Role for the Mediterranean Life-style?. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2016.109