Blueberries And Strawberries Slow Cognitive Decline

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    Apr 28, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/008597.html

    Since I usually have strawberries in the fridge and eat some every day this news is gratifying: Nurses who ate more berries mentally declined more slowly. Want to hit each mental decline milestone about 2.5 years later? Make berries part of your regular diet.:

    The research team used data from the Nurses' Health Study—a cohort of 121,700 female, registered nurses between the ages of 30 and 55 who completed health and lifestyle questionnaires beginning in 1976. Since 1980 participants were surveyed every four years regarding their frequency of food consumption. Between 1995 and 2001, cognitive function was measured in 16,010 subjects over the age of 70 years, at 2-year intervals. Women included in the present study had a mean age of 74 and mean body mass index of 26.

    Findings show that increased consumption of blueberries and strawberries appear to slow cognitive decline in older women. A greater intake of anthocyanidins and total flavonoids was also associated with reduce cognitive degeneration. Researchers observed that women who had higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years. The authors caution that while they did control for other health factors in the modeling, they cannot rule out the possibility that the preserved cognition in those who eat more berries may be also influenced by other lifestyle choices, such as exercising more.

    "We provide the first epidemiologic evidence that berries may slow progression of cognitive decline in elderly women," notes Dr. Devore. "Our findings have significant public health implications as increasing berry intake is a fairly simple dietary modification to test cognition protection in older adults."
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    Apr 28, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Great to hear - I also love berries and eat them very regularly.
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    Luckily I've been able to lose my strawberry allergy. It's always been my favorite fruit and I go through a bunch of them every week.
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    Apr 29, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Good to hear...I eat strawberries and/or blueberries just about every day.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    I like it when things I love turn out to be super healthy.
  • tokugawa

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    May 01, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    For breakfast, I like to put blueberries into yogurt.
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    May 01, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
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    May 01, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    Fascinating article!icon_idea.gificon_biggrin.gif..its good to have RJ like riddler78 on this site they keep/make quality forums to date!

    honestly I hate strawberry but blueberry! - anytime of the day!! glad it was in icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 01, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    DCguy1999 said


    OH DANG! It's 2:15AM and I think I woke up my neighbors by how hard I laughed!

    That was so unexpected. My eyes are tearing I laughed so damn hard.

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    May 01, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
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    DCguy1999 said


    OH DANG! It's 2:15AM and I think I woke up my neighbors by how hard I laughed!

    That was so unexpected. My eyes are tearing I laughed so damn hard.


    I did not expect that either. Still laughing
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    May 02, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidBlueberries And Strawberries Slow Cognitive Decline
    What if you forget to put them on your grocery list?
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    May 02, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    riddler78 saidBlueberries And Strawberries Slow Cognitive Decline
    What if you forget to put them on your grocery list?


    It's habit to get berries every week - so even if they don't make it on the list I still remember. Besides there's a couple hot guys that work in the produce section...
  • LJay

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    Jul 13, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    if I am not using fresh ones, I keep a bag of frozen blueberries as backup. Not bad in oatmeal.
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    "our findings have significant public health implications"

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    ahem news flash... "fruit is good for you"

    I dont really understand why every study that shows "fruit is good for you" gets plastered all over the place and built up like that.. its obvious and we already know this.. the question is more "how" these benefits are reaped, not exactly "whether" or not

    I'd be more interested in studies that show the effects of eating meat, since that seems to be so controversial
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
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    riddler78 saidBlueberries And Strawberries Slow Cognitive Decline
    What if you forget to put them on your grocery list?


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    Back to the topic at hand- this is why I love my parfaits. I have greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries, maybe raspberries. So good.
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    I usually pick a hat full of fresh ones while I'm doing my morning chores. What I don't eat goes in the food dryer for winter.
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    I LOVE blueberries!!!! Strawberries are scrumptious too but its all about that blue.
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    So you'll be fully aware of every slight you suffer at the hands of the substandard minimum wage nurse's aids where you will be residing when your legs give out.........

    Maybe you'll be lucky and wake up a couple hours later after being placed on a bed pan....gosh....oops....we forgot.....icon_smile.gif

    Maybe you'll ring for a nurse and be told, when you tell them you're having problems breathing, "Just relax..."

    Maybe you'll get lucky and get a fun one that thinks it's acceptable to have your ass naked for all the world to see while she/he is taking care of your sponge bath...one of the few things in what is left of your life you have to look forward to.......
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    Jul 13, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    RJers need more blueberries.

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  • Montague

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    Jul 13, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    I'm boned then, don't like either.