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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 24

Effects of Resveratrol on Cognitive Functions

Sebastian Huhn1,2 and A. Veronica Witte1,2,    1Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany,    2University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Abstract

Resveratrol (RSV) is a naturally occurring polyphenol found in berries, grapes, red wine, and nuts. Based on numerous animal and human studies, it has been suggested as a possible candidate for the treatment of cardiovascular impairments, metabolic dysfunctions, and neurodegenerative diseases. Beyond that, research has started to focus on its influence on cognitive functions and animal studies have described RSV’s beneficial effects on brain structure and function. The first controlled studies in humans reported ...

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