Mushroom Intake Preventing Weight Gain, Improving Balance And Working Memory

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  1. raypeatclips

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    Jul 8, 2016
    Daily supplementation with mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) improves balance and working memory in aged rats. - PubMed - NCBI

    Rats on the 2% or 5% mushroom-supplemented diet consumed more food, without gaining weight, than rats in the other diet groups. Rats in the 0.5% and 1% group stayed on a narrow beam longer, indicating an improvement in balance. Only rats on the 0.5% mushroom diet showed improved performance in a working memory version of the Morris water maze. When taken together, the most effective mushroom dose that produced improvements in both balance and working memory was 0.5%, equivalent to about 1.5 ounces of fresh mushrooms for humans. Therefore, the results suggest that the inclusion of mushroom in the daily diet may have beneficial effects on age-related deficits in cognitive and motor function.