Mushrooms could reduce the cognitive impairment seen in elderly
Another reason to like mushrooms. They reduce cognitive impairment - interesting science news

Mushrooms are usually liked across the population for their taste and texture. Now researchers have found that elderly who consume more than two portions of mushrooms a week have a 50% reduced chance of developing mild cognitive impairment.

The scientists studied six commonly used Mushrooms namely, golden, oyster, shiitake, white button, dried and canned. They believe that the advantages offered by all these mushrooms could be due to a common ingredient called ergothioneine due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Further previous research has shown that ergothioneine deficiency increases risk for neurodegeneration and hence the next step is to test these results in a controlled clinical trial.

Read the full story: National University of Signapore
Scientific publication: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

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