Cincinnati: A study has shown that eating strawberries can reduce the risk of dementia.
The latest study, conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, builds on the team’s previous research on blueberries, blackberries and other berries, all of which have shown a reduced risk of dementia. was told about
In the latest study, researchers examined overweight participants who also reported problems with mental performance. Half of the subjects were prevented from eating any berries while the other half were fed a cup of strawberry powder per day.
The results showed that those who ate the strawberry powder performed better on a word list recall test 12 weeks later.
Blueberries and strawberries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins that fight the unstable molecules that cause chronic inflammation (a cause of dementia).
According to the study’s lead author, Dr. Robert Krikorin, the data suggests that people who regularly eat strawberries or blueberries have a slower decline in mental performance as they age.
In the study, researchers examined 30 overweight people (five men and 25 women) between the ages of 50 and 60. These people had minor complaints of mental problems.
Dr. Robert said he chose this group because they were at high risk for dementia.