By Amy Norton for Health Day -
People who eat plenty of fruits and veggies may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills as they grow old, a new large study suggests.
The findings, published online May 6 in the journal Neurology, add to a growing body of evidence linking healthy eating habits to a lower risk of dementia.
Researchers found that among nearly 28,000 older adults from 40 countries, those who scored in the top 20 percent on a "healthy eating" scale were less likely to show declines in memory, attention and other mental skills over the next five years.
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