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How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence – MNT

Here is some heartening news for folks worried about fats consumption.

You may want to think about adding avocados, olive oil, and nuts to your grocery list, since a new study has suggested that the monounsaturated fatty acids in these foods could boost intelligence.

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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that higher levels of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) in the blood correlated with greater general intelligence in older adults.

Study leader Aron K. Barbey, a professor of psychology at the university, and colleagues recently reported their results in the journal Neuroimage.

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Secrets to our smarts hidden in the folds of our cortex

I am keenly interested in the brain as I have a history of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia on both sides of my family. That is one of the reasons that I exercise religiously. To read more about the brain and exercise, check out my Page – Important facts about your brain (and exercise benefits).

Here is the latest from the National Institute of Mental Health. brain_illo_news

 

The more folding in the thinking parts of our brain, the smarter we are – to a degree. That’s the take-home of by far the largest study of its kind into the connection between such brain gyrification and human intelligence.
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