Senior author Dr. Paul Jacques, a nutritional epidemiologist in the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, said of the study, “Our study gives us a picture of how diet over time might be related to a person’s cognitive decline, as we were able to look at flavonoid intake over many years prior to participants’ dementia diagnoses. With no effective drugs currently available for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, preventing disease through a healthy diet is an important consideration.”
2,800 people were studied and researchers looked at the relationship between Alzheimer’s and flavonoid-rich foods.“Tea, specifically green tea, and berries are good sources of flavonoids. When we look at the study results, we see that the people who may benefit the most from consuming more flavonoids are people at the lowest levels of intake, and it doesn’t take much to improve levels,” said first author Dr. Esra Shishtar, also from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
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