Lignans Cut Alzheimer’s Risk...
|Lignans Cut Alzheimer’s Risk||Darrell Miller||08/30/05|
August 30, 2005 09:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Lignans Cut Alzheimer’s Risk
Lignans Cut Alzheimer’s Risk
Women who consume Hearty amounts of lignans—plant chemicals with estrogen-like properties (known as phytoestrogens) that are found in flaxseeds, linseeds, broccoli and berries—may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Dutch researchers who measured cognitive function in 394 healthy postmenopausal women found that those with higher levels of lignan intake performed better in mental tasks on a mini-mental state examination (MMSE). Studies have shown that cognitive decline can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s.