Blueberry-induced Changes in Spatial Working Memory

posted by on January 28th, 2013

Blueberry-induced changes in spatial working memory correlate with changes in hippocampal CREB phosphorylation

Phytochemical-rich foods have been shown to be effective at reversing age-related deficits in memory in both animals and humans. “We show that a supplementation with a blueberry diet (2% w/w) for 12 weeks improves the performance of aged animals in spatial working memory tasks. This improvement emerged within 3 weeks and persisted for the remainder of the testing period.”

Cause and effect has not been made between those that supplement and those that don’t, however with increased anthocyanadins and flavonols in the brain of those with improved special memory indicates a link worth looking into, or evaluating for healthy aging or brain performance.

Source: Free Radic Biol Med. 2008