Grapes and Brain Health

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A grape-en­riched diet helped pro­tect against meta­bolic brain de­cline in Alzheimer’s-re­lated ar­eas of the brain, ac­cord­ing to re­search from the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia-Los Angeles. The pi­lot study, funded by the Cal­i­for­nia Ta­ble Grape Com­mis­sion, was con­ducted among peo­ple with early mem­ory de­cline and showed that sub­jects who didn’t con­sume grapes ex­hib­ited sig­nif­i­cant meta­bolic de­cline in these crit­i­cal re­gions. Ad­di­tion­ally, those con­sum­ing the grape-en­riched diet showed ben­e­fi­cial changes in re­gional brain me­tab­o­lism that cor­re­lated to im­prove­ments in cog­ni­tion and work­ing mem­ory per­for­mance, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished by Ex­per­i­men­tal Geron­tol­ogy.

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