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Memory v luteolin.

Luteolin, a natural ingredient of certain foods, has been found to restore working memory in aged mice to youthful levels, by cutting brain inflammation.

Luteolin is found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile.

Elderly mice fed a diet supplemented with luteolin perform much better on learning and memory than those of similar age without luteolin, and were working at the level of young mice in their prime. The effect appears to be due to protecting cells in the hippocampus, an area in the brain responsible for memory and learning.

The finding was reported by Prof Rodney Johnson and colleagues.

There is considerable earlier research to indicate that luteolin may have powerful anti-cancer effects and improve conditions such as MS.

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October 13, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Brain, Cancer, Diet, Luteolin, Memory, Multiple sclerosis, Rodney Johnson, Success

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