Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Health Sciences
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2022/03
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title Long-term association of vegetable and fruit intake with risk of dementia in Japanese older adults: the Hisayama Study
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal BMC Geriatr .
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Pages 22(1),pp.257
Author and coauthor Yasumi Kimura, Daigo Yoshida, Tomoyuki Ohara, Jun Hata1, Takanori Honda, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Mao Shibata, Emi Oishi, Satoko Sakata1, Yoshihiko Furuta4, Sanmei Chen, Kazuhiro Uchida, Tomohiro Nakao, Takanari Kitazono, and Toshiharu Ninomiya
Details A total of 1,071 participants (452 men and 619 women) aged ≥60 years without dementia at baseline were prospectively followed up for 24 years. Intakes of vegetables, fruits, and nutrients were evaluated using a 70-item semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire at baseline and were categorized into quartiles separately by gender. Higher intakes of vegetables and their constituent nutrients were associated with a lower risk of dementia in Japanese older adults. A diet rich in vegetables may be beneficial in reducing the dementia risk in Asians.