Published By : 21 Dec 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
As per the estimates of The Alzheimer’s Association, 16 million people could suffer from Alzheimer’s by the year 2050. Researchers worldwide are trying to find out a way that could prevent possible health crisis and cognitive decline arising out of Alzheimer’s disease.
Green Vegetables to Delay Ageing Process of the Brain
A team led by Martha Clare Morris , nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has discovered that people who had one or two servings of green leafy vegetables each day witnessed much lesser cognitive decline and memory-related problems as compared to those people who very rarely ate green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and the like. As a matter of fact, Morris informs that vegetable eaters who include about 1.3 servings of green vegetables per day into their daily diets go on to have brains that are roughly about 11 years younger than compared to those who consume the least amount of green vegetables such as kale or spinach.
For the purpose of the study, around 960 people, all between the age of 58 years to 99 years old and without any kind of dementia were taken into consideration. They completed questionnaires about their daily dietary habits of about last five years. It included questions like how often people ate vegetables like kale, spinach, collards or salad or other greens. Participants of this study also took part in memory tests and yearly thinking to assess their cognitive ability.
20 young people took part in the study at first and then 32 people who were in their 60s and 70s were included in the study. The research also makes a note that it is quite possible to treat and enhance impaired memory with the help of re-synchronization of the said rhythms during hours of deep sleep.