Getting Britons to eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish should be given priority in the government’s fight against dementia say health experts. A total of 11 senior doctors say that improving public health through better diets would be a stronger weapon than drugs for diseases such as dementia.
The doctor’s comments come just before a crucial summit in London where the G8 group of nations will meet and plan a new approach towards the research and treatment of disease.
Signed by experts from Britain, Italy, France, Greece and the US, the letter asks governments to invest more money in education regarding the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
At present there are no effective treatments for dementia, but experts say the protective effect of a healthy diet is being ‘largely ignored’. Dr Aseem Malhorta, cardiology registrar at Croydon University Hospital (as well as one of the letter’s signatories) said the...