The Journals of Gerontology; Biological and Medical Sciences have published a study that attests that the consumption of extracts from grape and blueberry stalls the decline of cognition in humans. This research was conducted by Canadian and French scientists. The scientists, who used human participants, were building on an earlier study that made use of rodents. The rodent-specific study had shown a hampering of age-specific mental decline on the rodents in the test. For the human version of the study the researchers used a healthy mix of 215 60-70 year olds, all with a specific body size range. The participants were allocated either a specified amount of the extract, or a placebo for six months. While the test was ongoing the subjects were given memory function tests and had planned visits to a physician to track their progress. In the end it was ascertained that those with the actual extracts did perform better on the memory tests.
- “The Journals of Gerontology; Biological and Medical Sciences” recently published a study on cognitive decline.
- French and Canadian researchers studied the effects of consuming polyphenol grape and blueberry extract on the human brain.
- The study was a follow up to a rodent-specific study that showed that the extract use did stall age-specific cognitive decline in its rodent participants.
“Results revealed that the supplementation with the grape and blueberry extract enhanced the memory of participants with a lower level of memory performance.”