Cheating on your Mediterranean diet with traditional Western food like pizza and candy can speed up brain aging, study reveals


Cheating on your diet could lead to weight gain, but if you follow the Mediterranean diet and switch to unhealthy foods you may also make your brain age faster.

A team from Rush University Medical Center found that adding in foods from the Western diet, such as pizza, sweets and processed meats, reverses the cognitive benefits from the Mediterranean diet.

The study examined more than 5,000 individuals over the age of 65 from 1993 to 2021 and over the course of three years participants were asked to complete cognitive tests and report on how often they ate certain foods.

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