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Blueberries Boost Brain Power

Blueberries have been shown to improve memory and learning in old rats. Now a small study indicates that aging humans may get similar benefits. Volunteers in their 70s were chosen because they were experiencing memory slips and other signs of cognitive deterioration. They drank roughly 2.5 cups of blueberry juice daily for three months. A comparable group received a placebo drink for the same period of time. The elderly subjects who drank the blueberry juice performed better on memory tests, word associations and list learning than the people drinking the placebo beverage. Bottom line…blueberries appear to be good for the brain, whether you are a rodent or a human.
[Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Jan, 2010]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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