Brain

Year Published: 2011

Journal

Br J Nutr

Authors

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

Methods

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

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.