Study shows Mediterranean diet linked to better cognitive function, Medical Xpress reports 

Medical Xpress published a University of Maine news release about a new study that found adherence to a Mediterranean diet has been associated with less cognitive decline over five years in older adults in the United States. The study, conducted by University of Maine and University of South Australia researchers, was published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience. It examined the relationship between Mediterranean diet adherence and cognitive function in a sample of older adults in the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), a study of aging, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cognitive function. MSLS was launched in 1974 by Merrill Elias, a UMaine emeritus professor of psychology and emeritus cooperating professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.