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Regular consumption of strawberries can fight Alzheimer’s

las Strawberries They are foods with many benefits for our bodies: antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus … Now, a study of mob university In Chicago (RUSHU), published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has explored the potential of one of its bioactive compounds to combat the neuroinflammation characteristic of Alzheimer’s: pelargonidina,

Although it is present in almost all types of berries, strawberries are the ones that contain the highest amounts of this compound.

Regular consumption of strawberries can fight Alzheimer's

what happens in the brain with alzheimer’s

Although the cause is unknown, the process by which this pathology appears is known. In a given time, two proteins, beta-amyloid And this tau proteinThey stop working properly. Instead of twisting as they should, they harden and stiffen together in the brain.

In the end, their conversation produces a neuralgia Which is collapsing certain areas of the brain. This is when the first signs of Alzheimer’s appear.

What can strawberries do?

The beneficial role of strawberries may be determined by Rush University, thanks to a program of monitoring elderly people for more than 20 years. Rush Memory and Aging Project (Map).

During the said monitoring, in addition to monitoring Diet Participants were subjected to periodic cognitive tests through a food frequency questionnaire, as well as a standardized neuropathological assessment after their death.


After analysis, they found that the pelagonidine in berries, and especially strawberries, has “anti-inflammatory properties” that “can reduce general neuroinflammation, which can reduce the production of cytokines,” Dr. Julia SchneiderStudy author.

Regular consumption of strawberries can fight Alzheimer's

Even then, Puja AgarwalThe study’s co-author and nutritional epidemiologist, also recalls that “the study was observational and (…) like berries, they may support brain health.”

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