It is known that many experts advise older people to keep to a special diet, which includes foods that contain large amounts of antioxidants. But according to the staff of the Boston women's hospital Brigham, this diet will not be able to protect against the onset of dementia or stroke, reports Reuters. The study showed that people who drink large quantities of tea, coffee, red wine, and eat oranges, too prone to them of neurologic problems in the subsequent 14 years like those who eat foods with low levels of antioxidants.
Although there is evidence of protective effects of some vitamins for the brain, but this does not mean that all the antioxidants all have this property.
This is the opinion of the authors of the study, which was conducted among 5395 people in the age group 55 years. During the study of 599 participants of the experiment were subjected to dementia, 484 it was Alzheimer's, and 601 volunteer was recorded stroke. The experts took into account such factors as age, the presence of harmful habits, regularity of supply, and have come to believe that eating large amounts of antioxidants in no way warned of subjects from stroke and dementia, along with all the others who did not consume antioxidants in large quantities.
In addition, the scientists could not establish the relationship between the volumes of gray and white matter with the use of antioxidants. It should be noted that to this end 462 of the participant of the experiment underwent MRI. According to the researchers, in the experiment it was only natural products that contain antioxidants in large quantities, and therefore the data from this study should not be attributed to the additives. In any case, the researchers recommend not to abandon the use of containing these nutrients products. It is known that vitamin E reduces the risk of dementia, and the use of vitamin C stroke.