AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 2, 2018

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For Older Adults, a Better Diet May Prevent Brain Shrinkage

People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study.

“People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so initiatives that help improve diet quality may be a good strategy to maintain thinking skills in older adults,” said study author Meike W. Vernooij, MD, PhD, of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. “More research is needed to confirm these results and to examine the pathways through which diet can affect the brain.” 

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