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Nuts improve thinking and memory in old age

Plain old peanuts are good for you, not just brazil and walnuts


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Eating nuts may help boost brain function in old age.

Researchers looked at the effect of eating nuts in 4,822 Chinese over 55s.

Eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day was linked to improved thinking, reasoning and memory.

That's the equivalent of two teaspoons of nuts.

Analysed data collected over 22 years in the China Health Nutrition Survey.

Peanuts are widely believed to be an excellent source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Study by University of South Australia published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Ageing,

Results adjusted for demographic, lifestyle behaviour, BMI, and energy intake.

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Ming Li

Research fellow at University of South Australia.

The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Ageing (JNHA)

Scientific journal providing information from the field of nutrition science as it relates to gerontology.

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Public Research university.

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