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A 'nut'ty solution for improving brain health

Solutions for an ageing population

Source: University of South Australia

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research.

  • Improved and preventative health care, including dietary modifications, can help address the challenges that an ageing population presents.

By eating more than 10 grams (or two teaspoons) of nuts per day older people could improve their cognitive function by up to 60 per cent, compared to those not eating nuts, effectively warding off what would normally be experienced as a natural two-year cognition decline
  • The World Health Organization estimates that globally, the number of people living with dementia is at 47 million.

  • By 2030, this is projected to rise to 75 million and by 2050, global dementia cases are estimated to almost triple.


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