Prudent diet may help reduce cognitive decline and impact of less-healthy diet
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October 21, 2015
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Prudent diet may help reduce cognitive decline and impact of less-healthy diet
Research suggests that a heart-healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruits, whole grains and fish may help guard against cognitive decline. A new study, published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, says that study participants who ate a mix of healthy and less-healthy foods, such as red and processed meats, sugar and beer, still fared better on brain tests over a six-year period compared to those who ate diets heavy on less-healthy foods.

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