If I have a family history of Alzheimer's, should I avoid eating grains?
ANSWER: There is no evidence to suggest that one should stop eating grains if they have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Familial Alzheimer’s disease is caused predominately by the genes inherited from your parents and therefore has very little to do with environmental factors (e.g. diet.) Eating a well-balanced diet rich in whole grain foods, vegetables, fruits and legumes is one of the best strategies we have for dementia prevention. Gene Bowman, ND, MPH