NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A healthy diet rich in important nutrients may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease for generations to come, a recent study suggests.
The results came after researchers from the University of Arizona and the Institute of Genomic Dynamics study an experiment on a group of mice carrying genes in their genes that predispose them to Alzheimer’s disease, and distributed in two groups, mice in the first group were committed to a diet rich in choline, The mice in the second group were not assigned a diet program that did not contain that supplement.
The researchers found that rat offspring (up to two successive generations) in the first group experienced less satisfactory brain changes and improved their memory skills compared to rat offspring in the second group. The first-generation diet was not enhanced by choline.
Choline is an important nutrient needed by the body to perform many functions, including brain development in the early stages of growth, and maintenance of cell structure. While the body can manufacture quantities of choline self, but it gets the rest of the need through diet.
Choline is found in many foods, mainly meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, as well as soybeans, broccoli, nuts, whole grains, and seeds. Choline deficiency is also associated with delayed growth in the child.
The results of the study were recently published in Molecular Psychiatry .
Source: Medical News Today