Could Strawberries Help Prevent Alzheimer's?
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A compound found in strawberries may potentially help in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the journal Aging Cell. In the study, mice who carried the genes for Alzheimer's were fed fisetin, a flavonol found in a number of fruits and vegetables. Their cognitive abilities were then tested against similar mice who were not given fisetin as well as normal mice. After 9 months, the mice who carried the Alzheimer's genes who were not fed fisetin started to lose their cognitive abilities while the same mice that were fed fisetin showed similar abilities to normal mice. After one year, the fisetin-fed mice did not show any sign of decline. More studies will need to be conducted to see if similar effects can be replicated in humans.
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