Healthy Midlife Diet May Preserve Memory, Prevent Mental Illness

Maintaining a healthy diet in midlife is independently associated with a larger hippocampus years later and may protect against mental illness and cognitive decline, researchers say.

“This is the first major study to investigate long-term diet impact at midlife on hippocampus structures. Our study contributes to the growing body of evidence that shows overall diet impact on mental health,” lead investigator Tasnime Akbaraly, PhD, from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the University of Montpellier, told…

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