Intake of flavonoids and risk of dementia

  title={Intake of flavonoids and risk of dementia},
  author={Daniel Commenges and Virginie Scotet and Serge Renaud and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Jacqmin-Gadda and Pascale Barberger-Gateau and J.-F. Dartigues},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
It has been postulated that oxidative stress may play a key role in dementia. This is substantiated by the recent discovery of the protective effect of wine. In wine, the flavonoids – powerful antioxidant substances also contained in tea, fruits and vegetables – have been thought to offer such protection. We investigated whether flavonoid intake could be associated with a lower incidence of dementia in a cohort of 1367 subjects above 65 years of age (Paquid). A questionnaire was used to… CONTINUE READING

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