"'People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so initiatives that help improve diet quality may be a good strategy to maintain thinking skills in older adults,' said study author Meike W. Vernooij. 'More research is needed to confirm these results and to examine the pathways through which diet can affect the brain.'
Vernooij also added that the link between a better quality diet and a larger brain volume was influenced not by one specific food group, but instead by several food groups.
'There are many complex interactions that can occur across different food components and nutrients and according to our research, people who ate a combination of healthier foods had larger brain tissue volumes,' said Vernooij.
The results can be found published online in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Click here to read the rest of the story at Relax News.