Scientists: this berry will protect your brain

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 Scientists: this berry will protect your brain

Eating strawberries may help protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease by reducing inflammation. This is the conclusion of researchers led by Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, according to the Daily Mail. Adults over the age of 65 who ate berries regularly had fewer tau proteins in their brains, scientists said. Strawberries are one of the best sources of pelangonidin, which is considered an anti-inflammatory agent. You can also eat raspberries, beans, plums and radishes. The researchers studied the brains of 575 deceased patients, whose average age was 91 years. None of them had Alzheimer's disease, so the experiment was more observational than evidence-based. The autopsy results showed that among the group that ate the most strawberries, there was the lowest concentration of tau proteins. However, the authors did not find an association between tau levels and those who had the APOE-4 gene, which increases the risk of the disease. “We suspect that the anti-inflammatory properties of pelargonidin may reduce overall neuroinflammation, which may reduce the production of cytokine proteins,” neurologist Julie Schneider explained. Brain inflammation can be caused by many factors, including lack of sleep, infections, and extreme stress. These are also risk factors for developing Alzheimer's disease.

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