Brain

Year Published: 2014

Journal

J Nutr Health Aging

Authors

O'Brien J, Okereke O, Devore E, Rosner B, Breteler M, Grodstein F

Methods

This study utilized data from the Nurses' Health Study. Investigators examined 15,467 women who had completed a dietary survey on their intake of nuts, and who had completed a cognitive function test. Authors looked at the relationship between long term intake of nuts and cognitive function.

Key Findings

Higher long-term intake of nuts was associated with better average cognitive status for all cognitive outcomes.