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Eat More Berries To Stay Smart! | Care2 Causes

Eat More Berries To Stay Smart! | Care2 Causes

Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries stay sharp as they age, and maybe men can benefit too, according to a major study released last Thursday in the Annals of Neurology . Lead author and epidemiologist Elizabeth Devore , of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, along with her team, analyzed data from The Nurses’ Health Study, which started tracking the health and lifestyle of 121,700 nurses in 1976. For the berry analysis, 16,000 stroke-free women older than 70 were given six tests for memory and cognitive function. Every two years from 1995 to 2001, researchers measured mental function in these women. Those who ate more blueberries and strawberries had the slowest memory decline. Exciting news that with such a simple dietary intervention we can stay smarter longer! From The New York Daily News : “Not everyone’s memory declines as they ag...

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