Study Shows Flavonol Helps With Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia

Feb. 3, 2020
Researchers at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center found people who eat or drink more foods with flavonol may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia.

The old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away might be more true that we realized. That's according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who recently published the results of a study in the Jan. 29 online issue of Neurology.

According to a report, 921 people with an average age of 81 participated in the Neurology study. The participants did not have Alzheimer’s dementia when starting the study.

Those who consume flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables, as well as in tea and wine, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the researchers.

“More research is needed to confirm these results, but these are promising findings,” said study author Thomas M. Holland, MD, of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging.

Flavonols are known for their beneficial effects on health due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Read the Study in Neurology or read more about flavanols and the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging

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