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Mushrooms for alzheimers
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/well/...blems.html



Mushrooms May Reduce the Risk of Memory Problems

Older men and women who ate mushrooms several times a week were at reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment.


By Nicholas Bakalar
  • March 14, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/well/mind/mushrooms-may-reduce-the-risk-of-memory-problems.html
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"Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk for mild cognitive impairment, or M.C.I., a type of memory impairment that is often a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Researchers in Singapore used data on 663 Chinese men and women over 60. In one-on-one interviews, they recorded diet information, including questions about six types of commonly consumed mushrooms. They assessed cognitive function with detailed structured interviews and widely used tests of mental acuity.

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After controlling for many health, behavioral and socioeconomic factors, including the consumption of meat, green vegetables, fruits and nuts, they found that compared with those who consumed less than one five-ounce portion of mushrooms a week, those who consumed one to two portions had a 43 percent reduced risk for M.C.I. People who ate more than two portions had a 52 percent reduced risk. The study is in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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The reasons for the association are not clear, but mushrooms contain various antioxidants that may inhibit the buildup in the brain of amyloid beta and tau, proteins that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease."
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#2
Our paleolithic ancestors would have had willow baskets full of mushrooms, berries, nuts and leaves. And the occasional roast beast or fish. Probably thirty was considered old, and Alzheimers unheard of.
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#3
Great timing, I just went to the Dead and Company over the weekend. Smile
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