Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women.
THURSDAY, April 26, 2012 (HealthDay News) Regular consumption of berries, such as blueberries or strawberries, may help keep your brain functioning well as you age, new research suggests.
The study found that women with the highest intake of berries appeared to delay cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years. Cognition refers to brain activities such as thinking, remembering and reasoning.
"Given that we know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health in general, our findings add to the idea that we should be consuming more, especially berries, as a way to help maintain memory in older ages," said the study's lead author, Elizabeth Devore, an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston.
"Berries are a simple dietary intervention that may be helpf