May 27, 2015

Study: Orange juice could help improve brain function in the elderly:

Study: Orange juice could help improve brain function in the elderly:

Orange juice's flavanones could help provide 'brain boosting nutrients' in diets which aim to reduce the effects of cognitive decline, according to researchers at the University of Reading.

Publishing their study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the scientists say the findings are relevant given the increasing prevalence of neuro-generative diseases.

Orange juice is rich in flavanones, a sub-class of flavonoids (natural plant phytochemicals) which are easily absorbed by the body.

Adults showed an 8% improvement in cognitive function after drinking orange juice over eight weeks, compared to a control group. However, the mechanisms behind this remain unclear, and researchers recommend further investigation for flavanone-based dietary interventions.

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