There are published studies that adhering to the Medierranean diet is one of the factors that lead to better cognitive function.
Another recent study published in December 2018 included 279 senior greater than 65 years ago that adhered to the same diet. Cognitive function was measured and the Mediterranean diet was associated with a lower risk of cognitive impairment. The study was done in Milan and the researchers observed that the subjects consumed more than 3 glasses of wine.
Pasta was not mentioned in the Mediterranean diet whereas its emphasis was on olive oil vegetables including avocados, nuts and seafood Carbohydrates are only obtained through the use of fruits