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They’re magic! Eating mushrooms could slash risk of cognitive decline by 50%

Catey Hill
They’re magic! Eating mushrooms could slash risk of cognitive decline by 50%

Older people who eat more than two portions of mushrooms a week could cut their odds of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 50%, according to a recent six-year study of Chinese men and women over age 60 that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mild cognitive impairment can include “problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes,” the Mayo Clinic reveals. Having MCI can up your chances of later getting dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, the Mayo Clinic notes. This mushroom discovery is “surprising and encouraging,” researcher Lei Feng, a professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University of Singapore, said in a statement.