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Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation

Jacka, Felice N; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Sachdev, Perminder; Butterworth, Peter; Anstey, Kaarin


BACKGROUND Recent meta-analyses confirm a relationship between diet quality and both depression and cognitive health in adults. While the biological pathways that underpin these relationships are likely multitudinous, extensive evidence from animal studies points to the involvement of the hippocampus. The aim of this study was to examine the association between dietary patterns and hippocampal volume in humans, and to assess whether diet was associated with differential rates of hippocampal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-09-08
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medicine
DOI: doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0461-x


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