According to a recent UK study, green leafy vegetables and a lower red meat intake as a part of a Mediterranean diet, have the most positive influence on memory and thinking skills for those, who are in their late 70s. The study also confirmed that processed food in a diet lead to poorer brain function.
Remarkable about the study is that those who closely adhere to a Mediterranean diet, didn’t have better brain structure (think of a greater gray or white matter volume or fewer white matter lesions) measured by MRI than those who didn’t follow a Mediterranean diet. Researchers believe that a diet may influence the brain activities (functional connectivity) and the specific regions of the brain rather than the whole brain, as measured in the study.
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