Men may avoid cognitive decline with veggie diet

Men may avoid cognitive decline with veggie diet

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Men, worrying about memory loss in old age should stock up on leafy greens. That's according to a study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

Researchers there studied the eating habits of more than 20,000 men for more than two decades. Data collection began in 1986 when the men were all around 51-years-old. Participants began by filling out a detailed survey about their eating and drinking habits. They continued answering the survey every four years until 2002. Then, researchers began testing participants, now in their mid-to-late 70's, on their mental health. Data revealed men who are less fruits and vegetables showed a decline in memory and thinking skills, while those who ate leafy greens, red and dark orange vegetables, berry fruits and drank orange juice, continued to stay focused and healthy.

Findings of this study appear in the Journal of Neurology. Details on the study found here.

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