Buon appetito for Brain Protection!

Looking at the type of fat intake in a Northwestern University study showed that menopausal women who consumed monounsaturated fats (olive oils) actually had the least amount of decline in mental function over time. The researchers were trying to understand what has been thought to be a somewhat natural 'age related cognitive decline.' In fact there may not be too much natural about it. Factors leading to less blood flow: hardening of the cerebral arteries to decrease blood flow, or hypertension compromising blood flow, medication use, can all play a part in why you can't remember your mother's fourth cousin's first husband's name. But eatting better is definitely something we can relate to. Now the study actually looked at people with 'traditional' Mediterranean diets. These women consume about 46 grams of olive oil per day, that that's about 3 1/5 tablespoons of olive oil/day. Each tablespoon is 120 calories...so someone needs to spend a bit of time at the gym knocking those calories off. Food for thought!


The information provided on ConceivingConcepts.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of ConceivingConcepts.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. See our Legal Statement for more details.

Fertility Clinics Directory

Find a Fertility Clinic

If you or a loved one is suffering from infertility and needs help conceiving then we are here to offer help in any way we can. We have over 450 Fertility Clinics listed on our Directory. Click here to search for a Fertility Clinic that is right for you.