Dietary Patterns and Cognitive Health in Older Adults: A Systematic Review

Year Published: 2019


J Alzheimers Dis


Chen X, Maguire B, Brodaty H, O'Leary F


This study reviewed the evidence from 6 randomized controlled trials and 31 cohorts to identify dietary patterns that are associated with cognitive health in older adults.

Key Findings

Key Findings: The MIND diet was identified as one of the diets with high quality evidence for protection against cognitive decline. It includes peanuts and peanut butter, along with other brain healthy foods. Although more research is needed on the MIND diet, authors note that the results look promising. Nuts and legumes were identified as key components for cognition in the DASH diet.