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Garlic 'slows memory loss in the elderly'.

Byline: ISABEL DOBINSON

EATING garlic may help prevent age-related memory loss in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients, scientists have found.

A natural compound in garlic called allyl sulfide can restore intestinal bacteria linked with cognitive health in the elderly. The researchers believe the compound promotes a protein associated with the growth of brain cells.

Mice given allyl sulfide had improved long and short-term memory.

Dr Neetu Tyagi of Louisville University, Kentucky, added: "We want to better understand how changes in the gut microbiota relate to ageing-associated cognitive decline."

Garlic can reduce the risk of developing cancers, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 9, 2019
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