Can a cup of cranberries a day keep dementia at bay?

Not only did 12 weeks of eating cranberries daily improve memory and brain function, it also lowered “bad” LDL cholesterol. Photo: Pexels

(Megan Brooks/ Web MD) — Healthy older adults who regularly eat cranberries may see better memory and brain function, plus lower cholesterol at the same time, according to a new study.

The study, published last week in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, found that people ages 50 to 80 who ate the equivalent of a cup of fresh cranberries a day for 12 weeks saw significant improvement in their memory of everyday events.

At the same time, the people in the study saw greater flow of oxygen and glucose to important parts of the brain that support memory. (…)