Aug 23 2010

Vegetables may help memory more than fruit

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Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago followed over 3,000 men and women for six years to examine the effect fruit and vegetables can have on memory. They conducted a base line study on memory and recall and repeated tests at three years and six years. In addition they had each participant complete a food survey to assess how many fruit and vegetable servings were part of their routine menu. The researcher found that those eating less than one serving of vegetables per day had the greatest decline in memory and those eating almost 3 and up to 4 servings daily had the best recall and memory retentions. The results are published in the journal Neurology http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/67/8/1370 and they suggest that a high vegetable intake might be a good strategy to protect memory in old age, surprisingly fruit consumption had little impact on memory- at least in this study.

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