Neurology Specialist Dr. “It is a well-known fact that Alzheimer’s disease is more common in overweight men who mostly smoke, stay inactive and consume junk food,” said Oğuzhan Onultan.
Evaluating the research that has a wide impact on the world, Dr. Onultan said, “We can call this research the most comprehensive research on Alzheimer’s in the world. People who were divided into 6 groups as those who did not eat meat and those who eat meat every day were followed for 8 years. This research was conducted on 500 thousand people. It has been found that processed foods and processed meat increase the risk of Alzheimer’s by 44 percent, while unprocessed meat reduces it by 19 percent. At the end of this study, people were followed up as a group and also provided individual feedback ”.
“IT AFFECTS THE BRAIN AS IT AFFECTS ALL ORGANS OF THE BODY”
Noting that processed meat consumed more than 25 grams (a slice of salami) per day increases Alzheimer’s by 44 percent, Oğuzhan Onultan said, “It was determined that the risk of Alzheimer’s decreased by 19 percent when consuming 50 grams of unprocessed meat a day. The additives in processed foods reveal micro edema in the body, which we call inflammation. These affect all organs of the body as well as the brain. There are plaques that accumulate in the brain. “The process we call inflammation accelerates the formation of these plaques.”
“MORE COMMON FOR MEN WITH SMOKING, STABLE AND WEIGHT SHOOTING ABUR CUBUR”
Emphasizing that Alzheimer’s disease is more common in overweight men who smoke, are inactive and snack on junk food, Onultan said, “Foods such as sausage, salami, bacon and dried meat or foods whose shelf life is extended with additives trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Not only eating unhealthy food, but also not eating healthy food increases the risk of Alzheimer’s. In order to avoid Alzheimer’s, we need to eat healthy foods that the brain needs as much as we avoid unhealthy products. All of the foods cardiologists recommend for the heart are also important for the brain. Mediterranean diet and whole grain foods are very important for our health. We need to stay away from white flour, sugar and candied foods.
“EVERY YEAR 10 MILLION ALZHEIMER PATIENT IS ADDED”
Stating that the part of Alzheimer’s that is due to genetic mutations is 1 percent, Neurology Specialist Oğuzhan Onultan continued his words as follows:
“Currently, it is assumed that there are 50 million Alzheimer’s patients in the world. 10 million dementia patients are added every year. Seventy percent of these are Alzheimer’s, 20 to 25 percent are diseases related to arteriosclerosis and occlusion, which we call vascular dementia. Whenever possible, we should consume organic food, non-GMO products and products without extended shelf life without preservatives. Otherwise, our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease increases. By changing the lifestyle and eating style, the number in this disease can be reduced to 1 in 3. It is assumed that by 2050 there will be approximately 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the USA. It is stated that there will be a serious job loss and economic burden. Measures go through preventive medicine. One of the most important measures is to change our food and lifestyle. “