Eating Greens May Boost an Aging Brain
By Amy Norton
People who eat leafy green vegetables every day may maintain a sharper mind as they age, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that, compared with people who rarely ate leafy greens, those who had at least one serving a day showed slower brain aging. It was as if they'd shaved 11 years off their age -- as far as their brain function was concerned.
The findings, published in the Dec. 20 online edition of the journal Neurology, do not prove that greens, per se, slow down brain aging.