logo
 
Eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day may improve thinking, reasoning and memory, and keep age-related mental disorders at bay.

This has been found in a study by the researchers from the University of South Australia which was conducted on 4,822 Chinese adults aged over 55 years. Ming Li, lead researcher said that by eating more than 10 grams (or two teaspoons) of nuts per day, older people could improve their cognitive function by up to 60 per cent- compared to those not eating nuts -- effectively warding off what would normally be experienced as a natural two-year cognition decline.

The study is the first to report an association between cognition and nut intake in older Chinese adults, providing important insights into increasing mental health issues, including dementia, faced by an ageing population.

Ming Li, said that the Population ageing is one of the most substantial challenges of the twenty-first century. Not only are people living longer, but as they age, they require additional health support which is placing unprecedented pressure on aged-care and health service, he added..Li said peanuts have specific anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects which can alleviate and reduce cognitive decline.

The World Health Organization says that by 2020, the number of people aged 60 years and older will outnumber children younger than five years old. The World Health Organization estimates that globally, the number of people living with dementia is at 47 million.

By 2030, this is projected to rise to 75 million and by 2050, global dementia cases are estimated to almost triple. China has the largest population of people with dementia.



No Comments For This Post, Be first to write a Comment.
Leave a Comment
Name:
Email:
Comment:
Enter the code shown:


Can't read the image? click here to refresh

Todays Epaper

Which men's cricket team will reach in the semifinal of ICC World Cup 2019?

Australia
India
England