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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 8

The Influence of the Mediterranean Diet on Cognitive Health

Helen Macpherson, PhD hmacpherson@swin.edu.au; Jaime Lee jaime.lee47@gmail.com; Lorena Villalon yv.lorena@gmail.com; Matthew Pase, PhD mpase@swin.edu.au; Andrew Pipingas, PhD apipingas@swin.edu.au; Andrew Scholey, PhD andrew@scholeylab.com    Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia.

Abstract

Neurocognitive function is influenced by a number of systemic biological processes that are susceptible to dietary intervention. It is known, for example, that cardiovascular dysfunction and concomitant inflammatory and oxidative stress processes can negatively effect cognitive function, especially during aging. Indeed, these represent significant risk factors for disorders such ...

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