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NIHA Director presents at Alzheimer’s UK Event


NIHA Director, Prof Anne-Marie Minihane presents at the Alzheimer's UK Event: 'Gender Diet and Brain Health'

This free online event titled ‘Gender Diet and Brain Health’, heard our researchers (Prof Anne-Marie Minihane from University East Anglia and Richard Merrick from University of Cambridge) discuss their work into different factors relating to brain health and dementia risk.


The event recording is now available on Alzheimer Research UK website

Gender, diet and brain health


Understanding what contributes to developing dementia is an important piece of the research puzzle.  Factors such as our biological sex and gender are thought to be linked with dementia risk, as more women than men are living with dementia. Richard Merrick discusse his research using large long-term population studies. Studies also indicate that lifestyle factors have an important link to our brain health and Prof Anne-Marie Minihane’s research looks at the impact of certain foods and the Mediterranean diet on brain health.


As well as talking about their research, Richard and Anne-Marie participated in a Q&A session.


We hope you enjoy the audio recording.