MIND not Mediterranean diet related to 12-year incidence of cognitive impairment in an Australian longitudinal cohort study
Year Published: 2019
Hosking DE, Eramudugolla R, Cherbuin N, Anstey KJ
This Australian study utilized data from 1,753 participants in the PATH Through Life cohort study. Investigators looked at the relationship between adherence to both the MIND and Mediterranean diets and cognitive function. The MIND diet emphasizes brain-healthy foods, including peanuts and peanut butter.
Key Findings: Preliminary results showed that greater MIND diet adherence was associated with a 19% reduced odds of developing clinically diagnosed mild cognitive impairment/dementia after 12 years of follow-up. Highest consumption was associated with a 53% reduced odds of impairment. Researchers conclude that the MIND diet may be protective for individuals across various geographic regions.