Citrus fruits, when eating them regularly reduces the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease by almost a quarter. In favor of this assertion is demonstrated by the results of a recent study conducted by Japanese scientists from Tohoku University. According to scientists, to protect against dementia should, for example, eat an orange daily.
The experts gathered information about 13 thousand men and women of middle and old age. As it turned out, several years daily consumed a sufficient quantity of citrus fruit (either oranges, lemons or any other fruit) 23 percent less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
It should be noted that the use of citrus derived data do not directly demonstrate — on the basis of obtained data it is possible, for example, to conclude that there is a third factor, which enables the love for oranges and less likely to suffer from dementia. However, scientists tend to believe that oranges do protect the human brain — including, through they contain beneficial substance called nobiletin.
The study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition. According to Daily mail, its appearance almost coincided with the publication of other scholarly works devoted to the problem of the proliferation of Alzheimer’s disease. A group of researchers from several British universities have come to the conclusion that this form of dementia affects more and more people, and if current trends in England alone by 2040, the number of those who have faced this disease will reach 1.2 million people.
Earlier it was reported that another group of scientists was discovered opposite the relationship between development of dementia and so-called fast food. A number of media with reference to experts from the University of southern California was utverzhdal that excessive consumption of high-calorie and, in particular, fatty foods, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.