The green vegetables could delay the decline in brain

News 20 December, 2017
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    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:57

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    Regularly eat green leafy vegetables may help delay of ten years, the decline in mental abilities and memory that occurs naturally with aging, suggests a research published on Wednesday.

    “Add a serving of green vegetables in the meals on a daily basis could be a simple way to help maintain a good brain health in aging,” says Martha Clare Morris, an epidemiologist and expert on nutrition at university medical center at Rush in Chicago (Illinois), the principal author of this study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

    The study was conducted with 960 persons white average (mean) age of 81 years at the beginning of the study and which showed no signs of dementia.

    The results suggest that participants who consumed at least one serving of green vegetables every day, according to the results of tests done on a regular basis, a decline slower in their cognitive abilities and memory than those eating seldom or never.

    According to these researchers, people who eat green vegetables regularly were cognitively speaking eleven years younger.

    The participants, followed up for an average 4.7 years, have been tested annually. They responded regularly to questionnaires about their diets to determine the frequency and the amount of green vegetables consumed.

    It is spinach, kale, cabbages or lettuce.

    The results of the study remained valid after taking into account other factors that may affect, for good or ill, the health of the brain.

    These researchers cite the consumption of fish and seafood, alcohol and also smoke, have high blood pressure or have a high level of education and to be active physically and mentally.

    “The results of this study do not prove that the regular consumption of green vegetables slows down the brain aging, but they show a correlation,” says Martha Clare Morris.

    “We can not exclude other possible factors”, she adds.

    For the strength of the correlations, say the researchers, it would be necessary to perform this same study with groups of younger people and more diverse.