Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blueberries shown to boost brain activity in advanced Alzheimer's patients



Blueberries
(NaturalNews) Chock full of antioxidants, blueberries are touted as a superfood that can ward off heart disease and cancer. Adding to the list of potential health benefits, a recent study found that blueberries can help provide protection against Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers presented their findings at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS is the world's largest scientific society. There will be approximately 12,500 presentations on a vast range of science-related topics at this year's meeting.

"Our new findings corroborate those of previous animal studies and preliminary human studies, adding further support to the notion that blueberries can have a real benefit in improving memory and cognitive function in some older adults," said the leader of the research project, Robert Krikorian, Ph.D.

Krikorian attributed the medicinal benefits of blueberries to a flavonoid known as anthocyanins, which has been shown to improve cognition in animals.