More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer's

(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Older adults with low intake of foods and drinks containing flavonoids, such as berries, apples, and tea, were more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementias over 20 years, compared with people who consumed more of those items, according to a new study.
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