Many Benefits from a Mediterranean-type Diet

The Mediterranean dietary pattern is one high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds; low in red and processed meat; and moderate in olive oil, eggs, poultry and fish. A meta-analysis of 22 studies examining this dietary pattern found high adherence was associated with a reduction in risk of stroke (29% lower), depression (32% lower) and cognitive…

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Mid-life Marital Status and Cognitive Function in Later Life

People living in a relationship with a partner in mid-life (average age 50.4) were less likely than those single, separated, or widowed to develop cognitive impairment later in life. This new research also found that those widowed both at mid-life and later life had a significantly higher chance of being cognitively impaired compared to those…

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