The Times of London published an article entitled “Eat Yourself Smarter? Try dark chocolate, green salad — and gum

Articles like this one always get my goat (maybe that’s why I haven’t seen my goat in such a long time).  Create a hopeful headline, toss in a bunch of studies that support your headline (without references so I have to dig my way through PubMed to find them), interview an expert researcher or two for some quick enticing quotes, and then take a wildly irresponsible leap into making specific and appealing recommendations about what people should eat/drink to be smarter.  Often, including in this case, these prescriptions for brain health are not only wrong, they are dangerously wrong.

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