Mushrooms protect against senile dementia

Favorite mushrooms by millions of people may be the most food product that provides protection against Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Scientists have found that mushrooms contain bioactive components that play a significant role in reducing the rate of development of neurodegenerative processes.

By 202042 million dementia patients will be recorded in the world. Despite medical advances, it has not yet created any medication that would affect the course of the disease.

However, the new study found that the nutritional properties of some edible and medicinal mushrooms enhance nerve growth processes in the brain that protects against age-related diseases, including dementia. Earlier, scientists have shown that mushrooms demonstrate antioxidative, anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and even antidiabetic effects.

It is now established that due to it, you can use anti-inflammatory properties of mushrooms to deal with high blood pressure, which is making its contribution to the sad lot of age-related chronic diseases, including dementia.

Researchers at the University of Malaysia and analyzed all the scientific information available in respect of fungi and their ability to enhance brain function. Then, 11 different kinds of edible and medicinal mushrooms, as well as their effect on mice or rats were evaluated.

It turned out that each mushroom increases the production of nerve growth factor - a molecule that is associated with the regulation of growth processes, conservation, and enhancement of survival of certain nerve cells in the brain.