Mediterranean diet preserves cognitive function

But the beneficial effects of eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids do not extend to people with diabetes, according to the research.

The findings, described as the largest study of its kind to date, were based on dietary information from 17,478 African-American and Caucasian people with an average age of 64.

In healthy people, those who regularly ate a Mediterranean-type diet were 19% less likely to develop problems in their cognitive and memory skills than people who did not eat that

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