Mushrooms May Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline for Seniors, Study Suggests

womansworld.com - 03-19

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Could mushrooms be the key to healthy aging after you turn 60? New research suggests that just might be the case. A March 2019 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease analyzed 600 Chinese adults over 60 in Singapore for six years. Researchers found that seniors who eat more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly might have 50 percent reduced odds of mild cognitive impairment. For the purposes of this study, a "standard portion" is defined as 3/4 cup of cooked mushrooms, with an average weight of around 150 g. So two portions might take up about half the space on a typical dinner plate — and that's it.