Spinach could help beat help beat dementia, according to a study.
Researchers have discovered a link between low vitamin C, beta-carotene levels and dementia. So
antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables - such as spinach, carrots and
apricots - could help fight the disease’s devastating symptoms, their
German scientists from the University of Ulm looked at the differences between 74 people with mild
Alzheimer’s disease and 158 healthy subjects. The
participants, aged between 65 and 90, underwent neuropsychological
testing, answered questions about their lifestyle and had their blood
examined and their body mass index calculated.
team, led by epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and neurologist
Professor Christine von Arnim, found the serum-concentration of the
antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene were significantly lower in
patients with mild dementia than in control group.
Source - Daily Mail