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Flavonoid-rich berries could halt memory declines

Nov 06, 2013

Flavonoid-rich berries could halt memory declines

Flavonoids are a class of polyphenols found in extremely healthy foods. A study in 16,010 older women conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that certain types of berries rich in flavonoids may reduce or slow the progression of cognitive decline in elderly women. Over the seven year timeframe women had their memory and cognitive functions tested every two years. Having two or more servings of blueberries and strawberries rich in flavonoids each week delayed memory decline. The study is published in the July 2012 issue of the journal Annals of Neurology.