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Mushrooms may reduce risk of cognitive decline

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  • Six-year long study of 600 Chinese seniors (over 60) shows that consuming over 2 portions (300 grams) of mushrooms weekly reduces risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
  • It was also shown that even one small portion of mushrooms per week can be beneficial.
  • Looking for the cause, scientists focused on a compound called ergothioneine (ET).
  • It’s a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which can be obtained only from dietary sources.
  • The research will continue with a randomised controlled trial with pure ET and other plant-based ingredients.

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