Blueberries: If you analyze the data, it gives an idea how the problem of dementia is gearing up in the country. It says almost 9 lakh people in the UK are living with the disease.
Blueberries can prove vital in preventing the causes of dementia among middle aged people. This is what a study reveals. It’s because blueberries contains high amounts of micronutrients and antioxidants.
And this is how the fruit has got the perfect color. Blueberries are full of nutrition as they not only prevent infections and harmful radiation effects, they are also known to have vital power saving them from dementia.
The data says almost 9 lakh people in the UK are currently living with dementia and the numbers are set to rise with the passage of time.
If you look these figures more precisely, one in three people are set to develop the condition within their lifetime unless they are given some better treatment.
Blueberries Known to Prevent Dementia Among Middle Aged People: Study
As per a new study conducted in this regard, researchers have come out with a breakthrough. They have a simple solution to handle the menace of dreaded diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
This is what Professor Robert Krikorian of University of Cincinnati has to say, “We had observed cognitive benefits with blueberries in prior studies with older adults and thought they might be effective in younger individuals with insulin resistance. Alzheimer’s disease, like all chronic diseases of ageing, develops over a period of many years beginning in midlife.” he said.
He further stated, “These same properties that help blueberries survive also provide benefits to humans, such as reducing inflammation, improving metabolic function and enhancing energy production within cells.” he said.
They analyzed as many as 33 patients who were in their middle age. These patients were overweight with their blood sugar levels higher than normal. Most of the participants were aged between 50-65 years and all had to go through the problem of memory loss with ageing.
In the experiment, these middle aged people were asked to consume blueberries for 12 weeks. Some others were given a different powder to consume.
Those who consumed blueberries were found to had lower insulin levels which means their metabolism started doing well. And so, regular intake of blueberries lower the chances of developing dementia.