Examining the relationship between diet inflammatory index and dementia incidence

Takeaway

  • Higher diet inflammatory index (DII) scores are associated with increased risks of incident dementia.

Why this matters

  • It is known that aging is accompanied by changes in the immune system that are associated with a systemic inflammatory state.

  • While there is substantial evidence to suggest that many foods can contribute to the inflammatory status, only a limited number of studies have evaluated the relationship between diet and dementia.

  • This study suggests that dietary interventions may be useful in decreasing the risk for dementia.