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June 28, 2020 - Devdiscourse

Study links increase in fruit, vegetable intake to higher verbal fluency scores

Study links increase in fruit, vegetable intake to higher verbal fluency scores
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Individuals who consume more vegetables, fruits, nuts, and pluses score higher on tests of verbal fluency, suggests a recent study. The study investigated factors associated with verbal fluency among a large sample of English-speaking Canadians aged 45 to 85.

"These findings are consistent with other research that has found a Mediterranean diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes is protective against cognitive decline," reported co-author Dr. Karen Davison, a nutrition informatics research program director at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in British Columbia and a North American Primary Care Research Fellow. "Every increase in average daily fruit and vegetable intake was linked to higher verbal fluency scores, but the best outcomes were found among those who consumed at least 6 servings a day," Davison added.

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