Vegetables may slow cognitive decline in older peopleBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7575.936-a (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:936
- Robert Short
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 …