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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Green Leafy Vegetables Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline

Eating one serving of green leafy vegetables per day may help to slow cognitive decline with aging, a new study suggests.

In the prospective study of an older US community population, consumption of green leafy vegetables was linearly associated with slower cognitive decline.

The rate of decline among those who consumed one to two servings per day was the equivalent of being 11 years younger compared with those who rarely or never consumed green leafy vegetables, the researchers say.

Investigation of the nutrients for which green leafy vegetables are a rich or primary source indicated that higher food intakes of folate, phylloquinone, and lutein were each linearly associated with slower cognitive decline and appeared to account for the protective correlation of green leafy vegetables to cognitive change.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/891051

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