Fruit and vegetable intake and cognitive decline in middle-aged men and women: the Doetinchem Cohort Study

Year Published: 2011


Br J Nutr


Nooyens AC, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, van Boxtel MP, van Gelder BM, Verhagen H, Verschuren WM


The Doetinchem Cohort Study examined 2613 men and women ages 43-70 and tested cognitive function twice within a 5-year interval. Authors looked at the relationship between fruit, nut, and vegetable intake with cognitive function.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Higher intakes of nuts was associated with better cognitive function at baseline. The authors concluded that elevated habitual consumption of specific fruits and vegetables, including nuts, may diminish age-related cognitive decline in middle-aged individuals.