Clinical Trends for December 2015

Ryan Syrek


January 01, 2016

Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate as to what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what’s trending and why, feel free to share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Most Popular Clinical Trend of 2015: Mind Diet

Far and away the most popular Clinical Trend of 2015 was our infographic associated with searches for "Mind Diet." The term surged in popularity in late fall, as a result of a study at Columbia University, which found that a Mediterranean-like diet had an effect on brain volume, as well as a second, separate study from Sweden, which found that those who stuck to a similar diet experienced a smaller loss in cognitive function. Both studies further supported the "MIND diet." MIND stands for "Mediterranean-Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay," and it was developed by researchers at Rush University in Chicago. The diet combines the Mediterranean approach and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).

For more in-depth clinical information, see Alzheimer disease.


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