Maryland, DC Have the Healthiest Brains in the US
According to the 2011 America’s Brain Health Index, a collaboration of the National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA, Maryland and DC have the healthiest brains in the country. The geographic areas were ranked on 21 factors including: diet, mental health, physical health and social well-being. The researchers attribute Maryland’s top ranking to their high score in the diet categorically, which awards high points for the consumption of the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish. DC’s success can be attributed to its supremacy in the “reading for pleasure” category.
The Washingtonian, September 26, 2011
Written By: Melissa Romero