Eat spinach, almonds for
preventing memory loss
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It has been found that Vitamin E plays a
great role in memory. Elderly people with high vitamin E levels are less
likely to suffer from memory disorders than those having lower levels. Till
now, it was believed that only a single form of Vitamin E called tocopherol
was important for the brain. However, with this study it is proven that the
entire Vitamin E family consisting of eight different forms are all
important. Vitamin E also reduces
What’s in it for you?
This means that you need to consume foods rich in Vitamin E everyday for
maintaining your brain function and memory as you age. Foods like almonds,
sunflower seeds, fish, olive oil, spinach etc. are rich in this vitamin.
Where was the research conducted and published?
It was conducted at the University at Eastern Finland and published in
the journalExperimental Gerontology.
How was the study conducted?
The researchers took a sample of 140 elderly Finnish people with no
During the eight-year follow-up, it was discovered that higher total serum
levels of vitamin E seemed to protect against memory disorders, added the
The research took crucial inputs from the more extensive Cardiovascular Risk
Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) study – that focused on the association
between the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases and memory disorders.
(Read: Vitamin E essential to repair cell, muscle)
With inputs from IANS