Thinking Skills and Diet
Cognitive function and Diet
Some of the brain hormones are changed by dietary nutrients, High intakes of vegetables, soy products, fruit, and fish may have a beneficial effect on thinking skills.
An increasing number of studies in Western countries have shown that healthy dietary patterns may have a protective effect against cognitive decline and dementia. However, information on this relationship among non-Western populations with different cultural settings is extremely limited. We aim to examine the relationship between dietary patterns and cognitive function among older Japanese people.
This preliminary cross-sectional study suggests that a diet with high intakes of vegetables, soy products, fruit, and fish may have a beneficial effect on cognitive function in older Japanese people. Further prospective studies are needed to confirm this finding.