Australian scientists have discovered that seniors who
engage in exercise and increase their intake of essential fatty acids and
antioxidant-rich foods may be able to prevent dementia and even reverse the
condition. The findings were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Doctors and researchers from Sydney
Vincent's Hospital and the Black Dog Institute studied the affects
of diet and exercise on the brain and found that physical and mental exercise,
along with a diet rich in fish oil and vitamins aided in the growth of new
brain cells. This could help to reverse the effects of conditions like obesity
and high blood pressure on the brain.