Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
England, 14 November 2003
dogs can learn new tricks if given antioxidants to boost their flagging
brainpowerso think what this could do for us all!
a report to the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in
New Orleans, USA researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada
revealed that elderly beagles were as bright as young dogs when
their food was enriched with antioxidants. But elderly dogs not
on the diet lagged behind in cognitive tests.
are lessons to be learned from man's best friend," Dr Dwight
Tapp, who conducted the research (and is now at the University of
California in Irvine) told the meeting. "Antioxidants such as vitamin
E and vitamin C may also help people to stay mentally spry too."
we found that not all cognitive functions respond to antioxidant
treatment, our data suggests that antioxidants play an important
role in preventing or slowing age-related cognitive impairments,"
said Dr Tapp.
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