Sorry to point out that “HEBREW U. RESEARCHERS SHOW WHICH FOODS PREVENT, PROMOTE DEMENTIA” poorly describes poor medical work.
For starters, these researchers showed nothing as no new medical work was done, while the article reports a “large-scale international study.”
They were given a survey held under 2000 people, neither a study, nor large-scaled, nor international, nor scientific. They wanted to know if people would be willing to change their diet for their health. Wild unsupported conclusions all over the place.
There are no “foods proven to prevent dementia” and also no “foods that have been shown to promote dementia” and that is sad because who wants to hear the truth, that we don’t know what causes and how to prevent or even predict this gruesome condition? So, there is not yet any “convincing evidence that diet affects the risk of dementia.”
Rather than a study, 11 specialists (one-third non-physicians) from several countries (not “conducted in collaboration with dozens of countries”) convened to see if there was any consensus among them about good brain diets. (Dementia is only one of the disasters that can hit the CNS.)
There was consensus between these specialists, but not based on facts or findings. There were not even twisted statistics. This didn’t stop them from making recommendations, mainly dietary measures that spare our blood vessels (which they call good for the heart) and wild guesses.
It was reported in their consensus report that most of these specialists did not have any financial conflict of interest. This is obviously not true. If they would report that no connection whatsoever has been found between brain health and diet, most of these researchers would lose their jobs. So they propagated the myth that we do know something.
Never trust any medical “news” unless it’s checked out to be true.