That is what the reviewed research investigated. 522 participants both men and women at high vascular risk were followed for six and a half years (Martinez-Lapiscinia EH,et al. 2013). Two Mediterranean diets, either supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts were compared to a low-fat diet. Cognitive performance was evaluated using a Mini-Mental State Examination and also a clock drawing test.

Both the Mediterranean diets, supplemented with either olive oil or nuts, improved the cognition compared to the low fat diet. The group who saw the most improvements was the group eating the diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil.

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Martínez-Lapiscina EH1, Clavero P, Toledo E, Estruch R, Salas-Salvadó J, San Julián B, Sanchez-Tainta A, Ros E, Valls-Pedret C, Martinez-Gonzalez MÁ. Mediterranean diet improves cognition: the PREDIMED-NAVARRA randomised trial. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;84(12):1318-25. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2012-304792. Epub 2013 May 13.
  • Category: Brain
  • Author: Didrik Sopler
  • Published: 2020-03-28
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