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More Wine and Cheese May Help Reduce Cognitive Decline, Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

If the sight of a cheese platter and some good wine at a party brings you sheer delight, researchers from Iowa State University have great news for you and your brain! Their study reveals this popular pairing may actually contribute to better cognitive health as you age. Researchers say this is the first large-scale report which finds that specific foods can help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

The study examined health records for nearly 1,800 adults between 46 and 77 years-old in the United Kingdom. Participants, who are all part of the biomedical database UK Biobank, completed a Fluid Intelligence Test (FIT) at the start of the study between 2006 and 2010. The group then had two follow-up assessments in 2012-13 and 2015-16. All of these tests gave researchers a snapshot of the group’s ability to “think on the fly” as they aged. Read more…

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