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Eggs could prevent loss of memory

Daily News (South Africa)

03-06-14

LONDON: Scientists are investigating whether eating eggs may prevent memory loss and lower the risk of dementia.

In the six-month US study, half of the participants will have two eggs a day, and will be compared with a control group who won't have eggs.

Both groups will be tested for memory, reasoning, verbal fluency and attention span - a decline in these is a major risk factor for the development of dementia later in life.

Eggs are one of the best sources of two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, which previous research suggests can improve cognitive function.

The researchers, at Tufts University in the US, expect there will be "a significant increase" in the mental functioning in the group given eggs. - Daily Mail

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