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Those who ate the most fruit each day were also less likely to develop poor thinking skills. However, the authors said the association weakened once they accounted for other dietary factor like like consumption of vegetables, fruits juices and dairy products.
“One of the most important factors in this study is that we were able to research and track such a large group of men over a 20-year period of time, allowing for very telling results,” coauthor Changzheng Yuan said in a statement. “Our studies provide further evidence dietary choices can be important to maintain your brain health.”
The team noted they only evaluated men, so their results may not necessarily apply to women. They also said results do not prove cause and effect. However, they do believe there is a strong link between eating fruits, vegetable and orange juice and a lower memory loss risk.
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