Physical activity mediates the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and cognitive functioning: a cross-sectional analysis

13 Sep 2016Alina Cohen, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chris I. Ardern, Associate Professor and Joseph Baker, Associate Professor

Higher physical activity levels were associated with better cognitive functioning in younger and older adults. Also, higher daily fruit and vegetable consumption and education levels were associated with better cognitive scores.

Cross-section study
4 effects
45 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Vegetables Nutrition risk & protective factor
Vegetables
Nutrition

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

Low evidence
-11.0%

Fruits Nutrition risk & protective factor
Fruits
Nutrition

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-4.3%

Vegetables Nutrition risk & protective factor
Vegetables
Nutrition

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-4.3%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

Moderate evidence
-4.3%