November 27, 2018
Memo for men: As you remind your children or their keepers to eat their vegetables, take part of your own council. It may reduce the risk of losing memory later in life.
It seems that this is the home message from a recent study, published on November 21, 2018, in the magazine Neurology. For the project, part funded by National Health Organizations, researchers in the T.H. Harvard. Chan School of Public Health in Boston analyzed the results of replicated diet assessments carried out as part of the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
In that study, there were more than 27,000 adult men (the average age of the study starts: 51 years) – all of them are healthcare professionals – have completed questionnaires on their use of fruit, vegetables and other foods five times over a period of 20 years. The study participants also completed questionnaires for their thinking and memory skills twice during the study.
The researchers found that the men in the largest vegetable study (6 equipment either of 1 cup of raw vegetables or 2 cups of leafy lawns per day) were 34 per cent less likely develop poor thinking skills than men who ate the least amount of vegetables (just 2 appliances per day). As a whole, 6.6 per cent of men who ate the most herbal developed a cognitively poor function, compared to 7.9 per cent of smallest men.
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Orange Juice, or Oranges, Can Help, Too
In addition, researchers reported that men in the study of drinking orange juice daily reduced their risk of developing poor thinking skills by 47 per cent compared to those who were drinking less than a service every month Among those who took part in the study, 6.9 percent drinking drinking orange daily developed a cognitively poor function, compared to 8.4 percent drinking less than once a month.
This could be because orange juice is an "important source of the carotenoid beta-cryptoxanthin," which has linked to cognitive function, in a study published in 2013 in the Journal of Research Aging, says Changzheng Yuan, ScD, co-ordinator of the new study. "As fruit juice is usually high in calories of intense fruit sugars, it's generally the best to eat no more than a small glass, or 4 to 6 ounces, a day. It's even better to choose the A whole piece of fruit instead, which includes the extra fiber benefit. "
To that point, the men in the study who ate the most fruitful everyday were also less likely to develop poor thinking skills, but because these men were also high consumers of vegetables and juices pray, among other healthy dietary options (such as unfinished grains, herbs, and some dairy products), the authors could not draw strong conclusions about eating fruit.
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Are the Benefits of Vegetable and Fruit Input Applied to Women?
"Long-term drinking of vegetables, such as leafy vegetables, dark hatches, and red vegetables, fruits, such as berries, and fruit juice can be beneficial for a late subjective cognitive function among men," said Dr Yuan. "However, our study participants were a large group of male health professionals following mid-to-late adults, so the results may not be relevant to women and other groups of men, or others."
Indeed, it is worth noting that participants, on average, are 73 years old, and 55% of them have good thinking and remembering skills; only 7% of them think they have poor thinking and memory skills.
And the Yuan team study does not show that eating fruit and vegetables and drinking orange juice reduces memory loss; It only shows that there is a relationship between the use and risk of cognitive decline in men.
"For our future research, we intend to duplicate these [findings] in another major study including women, the Nursing Health Study, "he said." In addition, we will explore which nutrients are mainly vegetable and fruit that contribute to the connection with [reduced risk of memory loss]. "