Among lovers of blueberries and strawberries much less common Alzheimer’s disease.
The consumption of blueberries and strawberries may prevent mental decline, the researchers said.
They found that brain aging can be postponed for up to two and a half years, if you regularly consume large amounts of berries.
Scientists at Harvard medical school in Boston analyzed data from studies involving 121 700 women aged 30 to 55 years every 4 years filled out questionnaires about their health and lifestyle questionnaires beginning in 1976. It turned out that among the lovers of blueberries and strawberries much less common Alzheimer’s disease and age-related deterioration of cognitive abilities.
The experts came to the conclusion that stress and inflammation contribute to cognitive impairment and increased consumption of flavonoids could mitigate the harmful effects of the above harmful factors.
It speaks of antioksidantnymi properties of berries: according to scientists, the brain cells are particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of free radicals. Although the study involved only women, the researchers believe that the results also apply to men.
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