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21 June 2008

New research finds that vegetables appear to help keep the brain young and may slow the mental decline sometimes associated with growing old.

Green leafy vegetables including spinach, kale and collards appeared to be the most beneficial. The researchers said that may be because they contain healthy amounts of vitamin E, an antioxidant that is believed to help fight chemicals produced by the body that can damage cells.

* SOURCE:
  Rush Institute for Healthy Aging at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center

* LEARN MORE:
   Study: Vegetables May Keep Brains Young - Article By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer
   (Click here for a printable PDF version of article above)
   Health Articles about Vegetables - Health Article Archive
   Healthful Vegetarian Recipes

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