Alzheimer's Disease

Could You Prevent Alzheimer's By Eating Blueberries?

Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.

Blueberries are known to be a powerful "super food," but their powers may be stronger than currently thought. Research has suggested that the antioxidant powers in blueberries may lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Now, you may be able to add Alzheimer's to the list. A team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati says the antioxidants in blueberries benefits memory and cognitive function in some older adults. According to the studies, blueberries may only effectively treat patients who already show signs of mental impairment.

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.

Advertisement