Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

I work with a lot of patients who have memory loss, and sometimes I wonder if I am heading that direction too! Thanks for the informative article.

Cooking with Kathy Man

If you’ve ever walked out of the house without your phone and wallet — as I did yesterday — you might have wondered: Am I starting to lose it?

Even if you’re too young for any real concern about dementia, this kind of precursor to a “senior moment” can be rattling.

But a new study suggests we’re not powerless when it comes to keeping our mental acuity and memory intact.

Researchers have documented that a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fish, whole grains, along with daily servings of nuts and olive oil can help fend off age-related cognitive decline.

The study, which appears in JAMA Internal Medicine, compared the brain health of groups of older people in Spain (in their 60s and 70s) who were enrolled in a randomized clinical trial.

One group was assigned to eat a Mediterranean diet, plus either extra daily servings of extra-virgin olive oil (about…

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