Mediterranean diet, stroke, cognitive impairment, and depression: A meta‐analysis

@article{Psaltopoulou2013MediterraneanDS,
  title={Mediterranean diet, stroke, cognitive impairment, and depression: A meta‐analysis},
  author={Theodora Psaltopoulou and Theodoros N. Sergentanis and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Ioannis N. Sergentanis and Rena I. Kosti and Nikolaos Scarmeas},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={74}
}
This meta‐analysis aims to quantitatively synthesize all studies that examine the association between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and risk of stroke, depression, cognitive impairment, and Parkinson disease. 
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