According to a study published October 21 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a diet that includes walnuts may have a beneficial effect on reducing the risk, delaying the onset, and slowing the progression of, or preventing, Alzheimer’s Disease.

The research group examined the effects of dietary supplementation on mice with 6% or 9% walnuts, which is about the same as 1 ounce and 1.5 ounces per day, respectively, of walnuts in humans.

Researchers found significant improvement in learning skills, memory, reducing anxiety, and motor development in mice fed a walnut-enriched diet.

“These findings are very promising and help lay the groundwork for future human studies on walnuts and Alzheimer’s disease,” the investigators said.
Neurology Reviews
November 2014

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