Walnuts Appear to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 06:55 AM

A handful of walnuts a day may help keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay, a new study has found.

Researchers at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities said experiments with Alzheimer’s-susceptible mice found that subjects that consumed walnuts showed significant improvement in their learning skills and memory compared with mice without them in their diet. 

The study also found improvement in motor skills and reduction in anxiety. The mice in the experiment consumed an amount of walnuts that would be the equivalent for humans of eating about 1 to 1.5 ounces of walnuts a day.  Walnuts rank second — just behind blackberries — on a list of 1,100 foods with anti-oxidative properties.

Source:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/walnuts-appear-to-delay-onset-of-alzheimers-disease-new-study-finds/2014/10/20/d357bc7e-58a6-11e4-b812-38518ae74c67_story.html