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Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old Age, New Finding Suggests

Monday, January 9, 2017 18:41
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from The Conversation

– this post authored by Paul Fletcher, University of Cambridge

Amid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing. Now, a new study based on brain imaging in over 400 people seems to show that we have even more reason to celebrate this diet and, more importantly, to stick to it. The researchers found that over a three-year period – from the age of 73 to 76 – adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduction in the inevitable loss of brain volume that occurs with age.

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  • “Mediterranean Diet” … actually, most of the benefits come from the alcohol!

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