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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

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17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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High Antioxidant Diet and its Effect on Delaying Alzheimer’s:

An Integrative Literature Review

Alyssa Beyer

Faculty Sponsor: Alison DiValerio

Abstract

Background: In the absence of an adequate antioxidant defense system, oxidative-stress related changes occur in the brain. Therefore, a diet high in antioxidants may prove as an effective means in delaying, if not preventing, the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review is to determine whether there is a direct correlation between intake of a high antioxidant diet and delayed symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using key words “Alzheimer’s and antioxidant, and diet” to search the literature between 2003 to 2016.

Results: A consensus points to antioxidant therapy alone not being sufficient enough to prevent, or delay, AD. Statistical outcomes, in all the studies analyzed, show antioxidants having no effect on cognitive improvement.

Conclusions: The study found that a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is the best option in preventing the onset of dementia.

Key Words: Alzheimer’s, antioxidant, diet

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High Antioxidant Diet and its Effect on Delaying Alzheimer’s: An Integrative Literature Review

High Antioxidant Diet and its Effect on Delaying Alzheimer’s:

An Integrative Literature Review

Alyssa Beyer

Faculty Sponsor: Alison DiValerio

Abstract

Background: In the absence of an adequate antioxidant defense system, oxidative-stress related changes occur in the brain. Therefore, a diet high in antioxidants may prove as an effective means in delaying, if not preventing, the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review is to determine whether there is a direct correlation between intake of a high antioxidant diet and delayed symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using key words “Alzheimer’s and antioxidant, and diet” to search the literature between 2003 to 2016.

Results: A consensus points to antioxidant therapy alone not being sufficient enough to prevent, or delay, AD. Statistical outcomes, in all the studies analyzed, show antioxidants having no effect on cognitive improvement.

Conclusions: The study found that a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is the best option in preventing the onset of dementia.

Key Words: Alzheimer’s, antioxidant, diet

 

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