Mushrooms could prevent risk of Dementia, scientists say

A study claims that mushrooms may enhance nerve growth in the brain that can prevent the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

According to researchers, certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The study, published in Journal of Medicinal Food supports the potential role of mushrooms as functional foods to reduce or delay development of age-related neurodegeneration.

The researchers from University of Malaya in Malaysia discussed the scientific findings related to the health benefits of edible and culinary mushrooms.

It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and, worldwide, 42 million cases are expected by 2020.

Despite the advancement of medication, the management of these diseases has remained largely ineffective.

The authors focus on the activity of bioactive components of mushrooms that may offer neuroprotective and cognitive benefits.

"In contrast to the body of literature on food ingredients that may benefit cardiometabolic diseases and cancer, very few studies have focused on food that may benefit neurodegenerative diseases," explained study author Sampath Parthasarathy from University of Central Florida.

They found that each mushroom increased production of the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) - a molecule primarily involved in regulating growth, maintenance, proliferation and survival of certain nerve cells in the brain.

"The current study might stimulate the identification of more food materials that are neuroprotective," Parthasarathy added.

Most Read

★11 Realistic Methods of Stress Management

★Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends

★Using Kalonji Seeds for Weight Loss

★Eating cheese does not raise cholesterol, study finds

★5 Skincare resolutions for 2019 that you must keep

★8 Best Foods to Eat for Weight Loss

★Does ginger gene offer key to younger looking skin?

★5 DIY masks for your various hair concerns

★9 Super Simple Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

★How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

★Face Scrubs and Face Packs

★Heres why you should go sulphate-free with your hair care

★9 Food Habits To Keep Eating To Lose Weight

★10 Signs You are Obsessing About Your Weight

★5 Reasons Cheese is Actually Good For Your Health

★Weight-lifting and protein shakes rich in growth hormones may make you bald

★How you should wash your face?

★Just ten minutes of play a day can help children reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes later in life

★The best effective and natural plants for a good memory

★5 surprising beauty benefits of amla

★How mood and eating behaviour are connected

★Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

★Haryana girl Nishtha Dudeja wins Miss Deaf Asia 2018 crown

★Mushrooms could prevent risk of Dementia, scientists say

★8 Fruits that Burn Fat: Include Them In Your Diet For Great Health Benefits

★Looking towards India for design

★Top 10 Homemade Fruit Packs for Glowing Skin

★The best skin care quickies men with oily skin can get

★Healthiest Foods For Women

★Scientists found effective dandruff treatment

★Recycling temple waste along the Ganges with Help Us Green

★Expert reveals the snacks you should eat, according to your body type

★Yoga Heals More than Just Your Body

★Grean tea could help get rid of acne

★Breakthrough drug restores more than 90% of lost hair in most patients

★Working It Out: The future of work and digital

★Surgery addict rushed to hospital after his body REJECTED his new nose

★Medication Management Tips

★Daily consumption of tea protects the elderly from cognitive decline

★Top Foods for Calcium and Vitamin D

★This One Exercise Helps You Become a Better Runner

★Legumes, nuts and kale can help you get big muscles

★Vitamin reverses aging in organs and muscles

★Top 10 Fruits To Eat To Lose Weight Quickly

★5 most surprising cosmetic surgery trends across the globe

★This Yoga Flow Will Instantly Boost Your Mood

★10 Healthy Twists on Classic Diner Dishes

★How to Do Face Cleansing at Home?

★6 Best Oils for a Naturally Clear and Glowing Skin

★15 Best Heart-Healthy Foods

©2019-2020 All rights reserved.