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Dietary Fiber, Aging And Brain Health

Dietary Fiber, Aging And Brain Health

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Every function of the body seems to slow down when we age - and the brain is no different. Aging also causes a reduction in brain function because the microglia, which is the immune cells in the brain, produce harmful chemicals whenever they become inflamed. These chemicals then go on to cause harm to the brain health which leads to memory loss and other poor functions of the brain.

Study Confirms Beneficial Properties Of Whole Grain

Study Confirms Beneficial Properties Of Whole Grain

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has confirmed the health benefits of including whole grains in your everyday diet. For the purposes of the study, researchers substituted the refined grains in pasta and white bread in favor of whole grains. The institute collaborated with the Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, and DTU Bioinformatics. They also solicited the help of university researchers and hospitals to contribute to the study. As a result, they managed to complete the m...
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