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Vegetables may slow cognitive decline in older people

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:936
  1. Robert Short
  1. London

    Eating lots of vegetables is associated with a slowing of cognitive decline in older people. In contrast, a high intake of fruit does not slow the rate of cognitive decline.

    This was the conclusion of a six year study of 3718 people aged 65 years or older by Martha Morris of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Chicago, and colleagues (Neurology 2006;67:1370-6).

    The participants were taking part in the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP), a 1993-2002 cohort study of older people from a population that …

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