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Author touts 'power foods' that might protect your brain

Director of Alzheimer's center is skeptical about new diet's effectiveness, however

10:10 PM, Mar. 9, 2013
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"Power Foods for the Brain" suggests that eating a plant-based diet and increasing how much you exercise and sleep might protect you from developing memory problems later in life.

Author and physician Neal Barnard designed and adopted this approach to living after observing what happened to his grandparents and parents. While growing up on a cattle farm in Fargo, N.D., Barnard says, his family consumed a diet high in animal fats: "We ate roast beef, potatoes and corn night after night."

During the last decade of their lives, Barnard visited his older family members in nursing homes "where ...

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