Nutrition Evidence Alert – March 2023 – Brain Health & Cognitive Decline

Brain Health – Your Monthly Alert

Editor’s Pick of the Month

The effects of time-restricted eating on sleep, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease in Experimental Gerontology 2023, incl. Expert review by Kirsty Baxter.


  • To highlight the potential benefits of time-restricted eating (TRE) as a potential preventative approach to delay the onset and progression of neurodegenerative disease such as AD

Our choice of podcasts

Dr Mark Hyman ‘The Doctor’s Farmacy’ in conversation with Max Lugavere – The Best Diet for your Brain

Dhru Purohit in conversation with Dr Drew Ramsey – The Top Foods for Optimal Brain Health


Blog posts on brain health

From Dr Michael Ruscio – How to Reduce Brain Inflammation

From the Food for the Brain Foundation – Brain fats – seafood, omega-3 PUFAs, phospholipids and Vitamin D

From the Food for the Brain Foundation – Nutrients for female brain health across the lifespan


Your Reference Library

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list

Mediterranean diet and structural neuroimaging biomarkers of Alzheimer’s and cerebrovascular disease: A systematic review in Experimental Gerontology. 2023

A Randomised Placebo-Controlled Study of Purified Anthocyanins on Cognition in Individuals at Increased Risk for Dementia in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry : Official Journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 2023

Mediterranean and Western diet effects on Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers, cerebral perfusion, and cognition in mid-life: A randomized trial in Alzheimer’s & Dementia : The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. 2022

Precision Medicine Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease: Successful Pilot Project in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease : JAD. 2022

Effect of Resveratrol Combined with Donepezil Hydrochloride on Inflammatory Factor Level and Cognitive Function Level of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease in Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 2022

The Potential Role of Gut Microbiota in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Diagnosis to Treatment in Nutrients. 2022

Nutritional intervention for diabetes mellitus with Alzheimer’s disease in Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022

Blood levels of circulating methionine components in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2022

Iron Dysregulation in Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Alzheimer’s Disease in Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland). 2022

Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Phytochemicals in Alzheimer’s Disease: Focus on Polyphenols and Monoterpenes in Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2022

Effect of Probiotic Bifidobacterium breve in Improving Cognitive Function and Preventing Brain Atrophy in Older Patients with Suspected Mild Cognitive Impairment: Results of a 24-Week Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease : JAD. 2022


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Our scientific NED InfoBites are especially designed to provide you with our pick of the latest research in a handy one-page pdf, ideal for sharing with colleagues and clients within a clinical setting.

Download the Brain Health & Cognitive Function NED InfoBite here.

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Download our Fact Sheets, designed to provide a simple overview of many common diseases and symptoms.

Our Fact Sheets provide an overview of many common health conditions and symptoms that can be supported with personalised nutrition and lifestyle interventions. Download our latest fact sheets on the Dementia , Risk factors for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Discover the BANT Food for your Health Toolbox

The BANT ‘Food for your Health’ toolbox of resources highlights the role of nutrition in supporting many common conditions.

BANT aims to address the rise in diet-induced illness and  encourage people to look at their diet with new eyes and to adopt a food-first approach as prevention for chronic disease.

Our free resources are designed to help distill nutritional science into practical client-friendly resources which educate on the importance of good nutrition, healthy food choices, and supportive lifestyle habits. More importantly, they help empower individuals to have greater autonomy over their health and wellbeing outcomes.

Discover a range of food & lifestyle guides, informative infographics, fact sheets and recipes here.

These resources provide a great introduction to nutrition and lifestyle considerations however, for more personalised recommendations, find a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner here.


Alzheimer’s is Preventable Campaign

BANT supports the Food for the Brain Foundation ‘Alzheimers is Preventable’ Campaign.

Only 1 in 100 cases are caused by genes. Much of the risk relates to nutrition and lifestyle factors that we can change. Given that Alzheimer’s is not a reversible condition, the best hope is prevention by encouraging positive diet and lifestyle changes that can impact cognitive function. Food for the Brain Foundation offer, and are testing the effects of, an e-based educational tool to help you dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle.

Read their campaign manifesto here.


Click through to their website to access their cognitive test and a wide range of brain-training resources.

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