A new scientific study published in (Neurology) found that eating foods and drinks that contain flavonols (flavonol) would reduce the risk of developing a disease.
In order to reach this conclusion, the researchers in the study searched for the aforementioned antioxidant, known for its many health benefits, and noted that people who ate foods rich in this substance had a reduced risk of dementia during subsequent years.
One of the researchers behind the study indicated that the results are promising, but that more research is needed in this area.
This study targeted about 921 participants and their average age was 81 years, all of whom did not have dementia or, and they were followed annually and their diet was tracked, and according to this information the participants were divided into five groups based on the levels of flavonols they consumed.
Nearly six years after the study began, 220 participants developed dementia, and researchers found that eating a good amount of flavonols reduced their risk of developing dementia by 48 percent.
Foods that contain flavonols include:
- olive oil
- Tomato paste