(STUDY FINDS) -- LOMA LINDA, Calif. — The divided shape and folds of a walnut, looking something like a miniature human brain, are visual cues to its properties as one of the healthiest brain foods. New research has shown that walnuts may even slow down cognitive decline in at-risk older adults.
Researchers at Loma Linda University say this is the broadest and best-controlled study undertaken to date on the cognitive benefits of nut consumption.
The study team followed the results of nut consumption in 640 independent elderly people in two locations: Loma Linda, California and Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Over the course of the two-year study, the control group was asked to abstain from walnuts while the test group consumed walnuts daily.
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