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Study shows that people who consume vegetables can have a brain 11 years younger than those who do not consume these foods

Study shows that people who consume vegetables can have a brain 11 years younger than those who do not consume these foods

For the study, a food frequency questionnaire was applied to 1068 participants between the period from 2004 to 2013. Of these 960, they also received at least two assessments of cognitive abilities.

At baseline the participants were on average 81 years old and had no dementia. They had their cognitive and memory skills tested annually. Participants also completed the food frequency questionnaire, which evaluated how many times and how many half-cup portions they ate from green foliage.

The study divided participants into five groups based on how often they ate leafy vegetables and made a comparison between those who ate about 1.3 servings of vegetables per day and those who ate about 0.1 servings per day. Overall the participants' scores on the thought and memory tests decreased at a rate of 0.08% per annum. However, in 10 years the rate of cognitive decline for those who ate leafy vegetables was 0.05% per year. In general numbers, according to scientists, this difference would result in a brain 11 years younger in people consuming green leaves.

Scientists say further studies are needed to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between consumption of leafy vegetables and prevention of memory loss in aging, but he believes there is already a rich association between healthy eating and brain health care.


Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of breast cancer by 40%

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of breast cancer by 40%

According to the results, participants who adopted the diet Mediterranean women have had reduced chances of developing ER-negative breast cancer, a form of postmenopausal cancer that can not be treated with therapy and has a worse prognosis than other types of breast cancer. The researchers found different components of the Mediterranean diet individually, noting that the intake of dried fruit, such as nuts and almonds, had a greater power to contain cancer, followed by fruit and fish.

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Eight nutrients that help control PMS symptoms

Eight nutrients that help control PMS symptoms

Month by month the female organism undergoes hormonal changes due to the variation of estrogen and progesterone levels. Everyone knows that changes in the hormones arising from the premenstrual period can significantly affect a woman's mood, sensitivity, and physiological functions. Symptoms begin 10 to 14 days before the start of the menstrual period and progressively worsen until the arrival of menstruation.

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