Dementia: The fruit that could cut your risk by 40% – ‘cornerstone of brain-healthy diets’

This was later confirmed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health who evaluated the lifestyles of over 7,750 participants over a period of five to 10 years.

Participants were required to fill out questionnaires to determine their eating habits and had cognitive tests of memory, language and attention administered over the phone.

Researchers thereafter used the data to determine the dietary factors most important in lowering the risk of cognitive impairment.

“Liberal servings of fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of any brain-healthy diet, but berries, in particular, bring benefits,” explains Teresa Fung, adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public health.

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