Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: Sonal Mehta, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Roberts et al found that the risk of developing MCI is lower in individuals who consume a Mediterranean diet, which is high in vegetables and unsaturated fats. [6]

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 25 elderly subjects with MCI determined that dietary supplementation with an oily emulsion of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-phospholipids containing melatonin and tryptophan yielded significant improvements in several measures of cognitive function as compared with supplementation with the placebo. [33]


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