Mediterranean diet fights cognitive decline -- if you're African American

4 years ago
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My husband and I love Mediterranean food, but according to a new study on cognitive decline, it's going to a lot more for his brain than mine.

No, it's not a gender issues, it's race. 

The study, wich followed 2,326 older adults (70-79 years old) over eight years found a "significant correlation" between the MedDiet and a slower rate of decline among African Americans (my husband). 

There appeared to be no correlation for Caucasians. 

If you're not familiar with the MedDiet, it's basically a delicious way to eat foods that are better for you.  There are fewer meats and more plant-based foods and "good" oils. Some typical things include: olives, hummus, dolmas, feta cheese, eggplant, tomatoes, nuts, seafood, seeds, yogurt and whole grains.

Here's what I read:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279764.php

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