If you’re worried about cognitive impairment as you age, keep your carbohydrate intake in check. In a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, men and women ages 70 to 89 reported their diets for a year and were evaluated in terms of cognitive abilities. Those who showed no signs of impairment were tested again four years later, and 200 of the original 940 participants had indicators of mild cognitive impairment. Additionally, those with the highest carbohydrate consumption at the beginning were more likely to show impairment. This indicates that if you’re looking to keep your wits sharp, you may want to rein in carb consumption as you age.

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