Monday, January 3, 2011

Blueberries improve brain function in older adults.

Jan. 21, 2010 -- Daily consumption of blueberries helps improve memory, a preliminary UC study suggests.

A new study shows that drinking a daily dose of blueberry juice improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory problems.

It's the first study to show a potential benefit of blueberries in improving memory in older adults at risk for dementia.

"The findings of this preliminary study suggest that moderate-term blueberry supplementation can confer neurocognitive benefit,"
write researcher Robert Krikorian, of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, and colleagues in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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