Associations of the Mediterranean diet with cognitive and neuroimaging phenotypes of dementia in healthy older adults
Year Published: 2019
Am J Clin Nutr
Karstens AJ, Tussing-Humphreys L, Zhan L, Rajendran N, Cohen J, Dion C, Zhou XJ, Lamar M
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.