Still sticking to your new year’s diet resolutions? Well there’s even more evidence to support the Mediterranean diet as your essential path to good health. While we’ve known for a long time that eating lots of fruits, veggies, olive oil, nuts and beans is essential to a healthy heart and the avoidance of such other maladies as diabetes or stroke, a new observational study in the journal Neurology has now found an association between this diet and maintenance of brain volume. As we age, the brain shrinks, which can affect learning and memory. But those who follow a Mediterranean diet were found to have significantly less shrinkage than those who did not. So chop those veggies, sprinkle on the olive oil, and Read Here.