Hazel­nuts for healthy brain

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EAT­ING a hand­ful of hazel­nuts a day helps the el­derly fend off Alzheimer’s dis­ease, a study claims.

Sci­en­tists said the food con­tains mag­ne­sium and vi­ta­min E, which stave off age-re­lated mental de­cline.

Tests on over-55s eat­ing 24 ha­zlenuts daily for 16 weeks found raised lev­els of both in blood and urine.

Pro­fes­sor Maret Traber, of Ore­gon State Univer­sity, said: “Peo­ple don’t like mul­ti­vi­ta­mins but hazel­nuts rep­re­sent a mul­ti­vi­ta­min in a nat­u­ral form.”

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