Fruit, vegetables and tea: phytochemicals protect against Alzheimer’s

People who eat lots of flavonoid-containing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and tea, and drink, become ill with a lower likelihood of Alzheimer’s dementia. The findings of a new study published in the journal Neurology.

921 healthy seniors were interviewed over a number of years according to your diet and to the development of Alzheimer’s dementia is examined. This showed that people with the highest daily intake of Flavonol to 48 percent developed less often in the course of the study, an Alzheimer’s disease than people with a low intake. Of the 186 people in the group with the highest intake of 28 people (15 per cent), had a Alzheimer’s dementia, compared with 54 persons (30 percent) of the 182 persons in the group with the lowest intake.

Three plant substances are particularly effective

Flavonols are a subgroup of flavonoids from plants which are known for their beneficial effects on health known. Three specific flavonols that are found in pears, olive oil, tomatoes, tomato sauce, green cabbage, beans, spinach, broccoli, orange, wine, and tea, did the study in particular: Isorhamnetin, Kaempferol, and Myricetin.

Study author Dr. Thomas M. Holland, of the Rush University in Chicago, said: "Further studies are required to confirm these results, but they are promising. To eat more fruits and vegetables, and more tea could be drink, a cost-effective and easy way to Alzheimer’s dementia prevent. If the number of elderly people is increasing worldwide, it could be a decline in the number of people with this devastating disease, or a delay of a few years of huge."

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