Improving Memory Through Diet

Improving Memory Through Diet
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Blueberries have been shown to improve cognition in rats—but what about in people?

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For example, 11 years ago, blueberries gained notoriety for their ability to improve memory—among elderly rats. Now it’s always difficult to extrapolate between species, but I told people it might translate over, and not just work in rats, but work for their pet hamsters, too.

But we finally, this year, have human data. The first human trial to assess the potential benefit of blueberry supplementation on neurocognitive function. What do you think they found? Blueberries improve memory in humans. Is this fact? Or is this fiction?

Let’s look at the study. Blueberries improve memory in humans! Fact.

And it turns out the healthful properties may survive processing into products like blueberry jam. But best to store it in the fridge—even before it’s opened.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

 

Image thanks to Wally Hartshorn via flickr

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

For example, 11 years ago, blueberries gained notoriety for their ability to improve memory—among elderly rats. Now it’s always difficult to extrapolate between species, but I told people it might translate over, and not just work in rats, but work for their pet hamsters, too.

But we finally, this year, have human data. The first human trial to assess the potential benefit of blueberry supplementation on neurocognitive function. What do you think they found? Blueberries improve memory in humans. Is this fact? Or is this fiction?

Let’s look at the study. Blueberries improve memory in humans! Fact.

And it turns out the healthful properties may survive processing into products like blueberry jam. But best to store it in the fridge—even before it’s opened.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

 

Image thanks to Wally Hartshorn via flickr

Nota del Doctor

For more on the health benefits of blueberries, check out:
How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
Boosting Natural Killer Cell Activity
Best Berries
Dietary Treatment of Glaucoma

And check out my other videos on brain health

For more context, also see my associated blog posts: Alzheimer’s Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventableNatural Alzheimer’s Treatment; and Raspberries Reverse Precancerous Lesions.

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