WHO: Guidelines for lowering your risk of dementia

GENEVA, Switzerland (WPVI) -- The World Health Organization has released new guidelines to help people lower their risk for dementia.

It recommends staying active, not smoking, drinking less alcohol and eating a balanced, healthy diet.

In particular, the guidelines say a Mediterranean diet can help. The diet involves eating a lot of fresh vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats, such as olive oil.

The group also warns against taking supplements such as Vitamin B and E as a way to fight dementia.

They suggest to eat the healthy foods instead.
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