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This Diet Helps Your Mind

Mediterranean fare apparently good for the brain, too: Study
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2012 6:03 PM CST
Updated Feb 18, 2012 7:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Add this to the potential benefits of the Mediterranean diet: It might just help your brain along with your heart, a new study suggests. Using MRI scans of the brain, researchers found that those who ate a diet based on fruits, veggies, fish, whole grains, olive oil, and a moderate amount of alcohol had healthier blood vessels up there, reports the Wall Street Journal. One researcher involved with the study in the Archives of Neurology cautions that the results aren't definitive, but they suggest the diet provides some measure of protection for the blood vessels. (Read more Mediterranean diet stories.)

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