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Cognition: the new frontier for nuts and berries.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jul; 100 Suppl 1:347S-52S.AJ

Abstract

The inclusion of nuts in the diet is associated with a decreased risk of coronary artery disease, hypertension, gallstones, diabetes, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and visceral obesity. Frequent consumption of berries seems to be associated with improved cardiovascular and cancer outcomes, improved immune function, and decreased recurrence of urinary tract infections; the consumption of nuts and berries is associated with reduction in oxidative damage, inflammation, vascular reactivity, and platelet aggregation, and improvement in immune functions. However, only recently have the effects of nut and berry consumption on the brain, different neural systems, and cognition been studied. There is growing evidence that the synergy and interaction of all of the nutrients and other bioactive components in nuts and berries can have a beneficial effect on the brain and cognition. Regular nut consumption, berry consumption, or both could possibly be used as an adjunctive therapeutic strategy in the treatment and prevention of several neurodegenerative diseases and age-related brain dysfunction. A number of animal and a growing number of human studies show that moderate-duration dietary supplementation with nuts, berry fruit, or both is capable of altering cognitive performance in humans, perhaps forestalling or reversing the effects of neurodegeneration in aging.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From the Department of Public Health and Wellness, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (PP), and Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA (BS-H).From the Department of Public Health and Wellness, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI (PP), and Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA (BS-H).

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24871475

Citation

Pribis, Peter, and Barbara Shukitt-Hale. "Cognition: the New Frontier for Nuts and Berries." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 100 Suppl 1, 2014, 347S-52S.
Pribis P, Shukitt-Hale B. Cognition: the new frontier for nuts and berries. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100 Suppl 1:347S-52S.
Pribis, P., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2014). Cognition: the new frontier for nuts and berries. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 100 Suppl 1, 347S-52S. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.113.071506
Pribis P, Shukitt-Hale B. Cognition: the New Frontier for Nuts and Berries. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100 Suppl 1:347S-52S. PubMed PMID: 24871475.
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