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Effects of pterostilbene and resveratrol on brain and behavior
Age is the greatest universal risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases. During aging, these conditions progress from minor loss of function to major disruptions in daily life, loss of independenceExpand
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Berry fruit enhances beneficial signaling in the brain.
Increased lifespans have led to population aging and brought attention to healthcare concerns associated with old age. A growing body of preclinical and clinical research has identified neurologicalExpand
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Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
PurposeAs populations shift to include a larger proportion of older adults, the necessity of research targeting older populations is becoming increasingly apparent. Dietary interventions withExpand
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Nutritional Factors Affecting Adult Neurogenesis and Cognitive Function.
Adult neurogenesis, a complex process by which stem cells in the hippocampal brain region differentiate and proliferate into new neurons and other resident brain cells, is known to be affected byExpand
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Dietary supplementation with the polyphenol-rich açaí pulps (Euterpe oleracea Mart. and Euterpe precatoria Mart.) improves cognition in aged rats and attenuates inflammatory signaling in BV-2
Objectives: The present study was carried out to determine if lyophilized açaí fruit pulp (genus, Euterpe), rich in polyphenols and other bioactive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals,Expand
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Striatal lesions interfere with acquisition of a complex maze task in rats
The 14-unit T-maze has proven to be a valuable tool for investigating age-associated memory impairment (AAMI). While another task widely used to evaluate AAMI, the water maze, is primarily used toExpand
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Role of walnuts in maintaining brain health with age.
Because of the combination of population growth and population aging, increases in the incidence of chronic neurodegenerative disorders have become a societal concern, both in terms of decreasedExpand
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XRCC1 haploinsufficiency in mice has little effect on aging, but adversely modifies exposure-dependent susceptibility
Oxidative DNA damage plays a role in disease development and the aging process. A prominent participant in orchestrating the repair of oxidative DNA damage, particularly single-strand breaks, is theExpand
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A Clinically Relevant Frailty Index for Aging Rats
Frailty is a clinical syndrome that is increasingly prevalent during aging. Frailty involves the confluence of reduced strength, speed, physical activity, and endurance and is associated with adverseExpand
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Metabolic fate of strawberry polyphenols after chronic intake in healthy older adults.
Strawberries contain a wide array of nutrients and phytochemicals including polyphenols such as anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins and ellagitannins. These polyphenols are absorbed and metabolized toExpand
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