Walnuts can help fight Alzheimer

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 00:00

London: Walnuts might be helpful in reducing or delaying the process of Alzheimer, a research has found.

According to Abha Chauhan who led the research, Walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset or slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, reports express.co.uk.

The research was done on mice with Alzheimer’s disease- some of them were given walnuts and they kept their mental skills up where as mice deprived of them suffered a dramatic loss in learning, memory and physical and emotional control.

As the study is carried out on mice, professor Clive Ballard, of the Alzheimer’s Society, said, "Walnuts are high in antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. However, as this research is carried out on mice, we cannot say for certain the benefits of a walnut-rich diet for humans."


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First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 00:00

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