Epidemiological research has shown evidence of a link between nutrition and brain health, but current clinical research attempting to prove the connection has yet to find convincing evidence. To understand this discrepancy, Hussein Yassine, MD, associate professor of medicine and neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Kenneth and Bette Volk Chair of Neurology of USC, formed the Nutrition for Dementia Prevention Working Group.

The team spent two years surveying the existing literature on nutrition and dementia risk. Their analysis, published in The Lancet: Healthy Longevity, identifies major limitations to existing clinical trials that study how nutrition affects the brain and offers recommendations to guide and improve future research.

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