Orange juice protects against dementia10/12/2018
The journal Neurology published data from a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, his results indicate a high effectiveness of orange juice in preventing senile dementia. The researchers concluded that regular consumption of orange juice almost 50% increases the security people from developing the deadly neurodegenerative disease.
Harvard experts conducted an experiment involving 28 thousand men living in the United States. The experiment was initiated in 1986, its members had to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. By the beginning of the trials the average age of the volunteers was 51 years, to the final 73.
“One of the most important factors in this study is that we were able to explore and track such a large group of men over a 20-year period, it is possible to obtain very convincing results,” said the study’s lead author Changzheng yuan.
Scientists have found that eating fruit and vegetables protects against the development of symptoms of dementia – in particular, from such an eloquent symptom of this disease like memory problems. Experts have found that the abundance of plant foods in the diet lowers the risk of dementia by 34%.
But an even more reliable defender from the onset of symptoms of dementia, as it turned out, is orange juice. Men who drank a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice a day, the chance of developing the disease decreased by 47%.
“Orange juice and green leafy vegetables have the most positive effect on memory and thinking of the most elderly men,” concluded the authors.
Earlier Magicforum wrote about the fact that the incidence of senile dementia has dramatically increased in recent years, and this is a major concern of scientists. Effective medications for protection against dementia does not exist. Experts predict the emergence of the “epidemic of dementia”.