Cognitive effects of Mediterranean diet differ by race

19 Jul

A potentially important finding:

‘”In a population of initially well-functioning older adults, we found a significant correlation between strong adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a slower rate of cognitive decline among African American, but not white, older adults. Our study is the first to show a possible race-specific association between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline,” a researcher outlines.’

The full abstract can be found here. This may explain why some studies report no cognitive benefit from the Mediterranean diet. It also reminds us of the importance of accounting for moderating factors in research.

 

 

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