Brain

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Am J Clin Nutr

Authors

Karstens AJ, Tussing-Humphreys L, Zhan L, Rajendran N, Cohen J, Dion C, Zhou XJ, Lamar M

Methods

In this study, authors looked at the association between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and cognition in non-depressed older adults. They used neuroimaging and neuropsychological investigation to test this. The Mediterranean diet is comprised of fruits, vegetabes, nuts, and olive oil, with little consumption of red meat.

Key Findings

Higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with better learning and memory performance in older adults when compared to low adherence.