Olive oil, nuts may help improve cognitive function, study says

05/20/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Study participants who ate a Mediterranean-style diet with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts had significantly better cognitive function test scores compared with those on a low-fat control diet, Spanish researchers reported in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Researchers said the olive oil and nuts have antioxidant properties and the Mediterranean diet contains foods high in polyphenols, which are linked to improved cognitive function.

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