28 Apr '12, 2pm

Eating Berries Reduces the Cognitive Decline Caused by Aging

Eating Berries Reduces the Cognitive Decline Caused by Aging

Eating berries appears to reduce cognitive decline in older adults. In a new study published by the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, the results suggest that cognitive decline can be delayed in the elderly by up to two and a half years by consuming berries. The effect is being attributed to flavonoids, which are compounds in plants that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Scientists believe that cognitive functioning is impaired by stress and inflammation, thus accounting for the benefit of foods containing high quantities of flavonoids. Previous studies done on animals have shown that flavonoids increase cognitive function. “As the U.S. population ages, understanding the health issues facing this group becomes increasingly important,” said Dr. Elizabeth Devore with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Bosto...

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