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Mushrooms reduce mild brain decline risk: Study

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Health Desk-16th March, 2019: A recent research from Singapore suggests, eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s.

 A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found.

The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking and processing.

But researchers said it was not possible to prove a direct link between the fungi and brain function.

The National University of Singapore study's findings were based on 663 Chinese adults, aged over 60, whose diet and lifestyle were tracked from 2011 to 2017.

Over the six-year study the researchers found that eating more than two portions of mushrooms a week lowered the chances of mild cognitive impairment by 50%, compared with those who ate fewer than one portion.

Courtesy: BBC Health