Navigation Links
Strong scientific evidence that eating berries benefits the brain
Date:3/7/2012

Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, scientists report. Their new article on the value of eating berry fruits appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

In the article, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D., and Marshall G. Miller point out that longer lifespans are raising concerns about the human toll and health care costs of treating Alzheimer's disease and other forms of mental decline. They explain that recent research increasingly shows that eating berry fruits can benefit the aging brain. To analyze the strength of the evidence about berry fruits, they extensively reviewed cellular, animal and human studies on the topic.

Their review concluded that berry fruits help the brain stay healthy in several ways. Berry fruits contain high levels of antioxidants, compounds that protect cells from damage by harmful free radicals. The two also report that berry fruits change the way neurons in the brain communicate. These changes in signaling can prevent inflammation in the brain that contribute to neuronal damage and improve both motor control and cognition. They suggest that further research will show whether these benefits are a result of individual compounds shared between berry fruits or whether the unique combinations of chemicals in each berry fruit simply have similar effects.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New method for stronger dental implants
2. That which does not kill yeast makes it stronger
3. Hybrid silkworms spin stronger spider silk
4. Inspired by insect cuticle, Wyss Institute develops material thats tough and strong
5. Stronger corn? Take it off steroids, make it all female
6. BWH researchers develop a vaccine prototype stronger than traditional vaccines
7. Soft coral builds strong reefs
8. Strong El Niño could bring increased sea levels, storm surges to US East Coast
9. What doesnt kill the brain makes it stronger
10. Study: Pace of brain development still strong in late teens
11. Breastfeeding tied to stronger maternal response to babys cry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... 14, 2018 , ... From reconstruction of craniofacial syndrome effects, ... understanding of congenital heart defects, 3-D printing is providing exciting approaches to more ... Birth Defects Research (DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1367). , The special issue ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... August 06, 2018 ... ... corn growing in front of The NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University ... corn, but also grain sorghum and sweet sorghum. These three feedstocks represent conventional ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... The ... innovator Boston Heart Diagnostics to its Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable, a group of ... care system and a sustainable world. , Boston Heart is transforming the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... The growing interest ... of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) held in partnership with the ... Development , Beijing, and Invibio Biomaterial Solutions partnered to demonstrate the ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 08, 2018 , ... ... was developed and is continually updated by a talented scientific team that includes ... service provides: , 1. Information on the medical impact of a patient’s ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... , ... August 09, 2018 , ... ... revenue cycle management (RCM), patient engagement and analytics software and services for physician ... the highest in its twenty-year history. After back-to-back record quarters in Q2 and ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... BOSTON (PRWEB) , ... August 06, 2018 , ... ... life sciences and diagnostics companies, announces the placement of Dr. Paul Harney as ... delivering Prescient’s North America growth strategy and enhancing client satisfaction. He was also ...
Breaking Biology Technology: