A Smart Reason to Go Mediterranean

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More reason to follow a Mediterranean-style diet: It’s good for the brain, suggested an analysis of data from nearly 8,000 U.S.adults, ages 50 to 85, in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Those whose diets most adhered to that eating pattern at baseline—with lots of whole grains,vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, legumes, and olive oil; little red […]

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