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Blueberries may improve brain function in elderly

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London : Drinking 30ml of concentrated blueberry juice every day may improve brain function in older people that tends to decline with age, new research says.

In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests.

Evidence also suggested improvement in working memory, the researchers said, in the paper published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

Blueberries are rich in flavonoids — found abundantly in plants — which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, the important components in causing these effects.

“The study shows that with just 12 weeks of consuming 30ml of concentrated blueberry juice every day, brain blood flow, brain activation and some aspects of working memory were improved in this group of healthy older adults,” said Joanna Bowtell from the University of Exeter in Britain.

Previous research has shown that risk of dementia is reduced by higher fruit and vegetable intake, and cognitive function is better preserved in healthy older adults with a diet rich in plant-based foods.

For the study, the team included 26 healthy adults, out of which 12 were given concentrated blueberry juice — providing the equivalent of 230g of blueberries — once a day, while 14 received a placebo.

Compared to the placebo group, those who took the blueberry supplement showed significant increases in brain activity in brain areas related to the tests.

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PM Narendra Modi got the first dose of Corona vaccine at AIIMS, New Dellhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the first dose of Coronavirus Vaccine at the AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi. PM Modi gave this information on the social media platform. He tweeted, ‘I took my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is notable how our doctors and scientists have worked to strengthen the global fight against the corona epidemic. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine, they must take it. Come, let us together make India COVID-19 free. ‘ PM Modi has installed Bharat Biotech’s ‘Kovaxin’ vaccine. Let me tell you that the vaccine named Kovaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology.

Sister P. Niveda, who gave the corona vaccine to PM Modi, said, ‘PM Modi has been given the first dose of COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech. The second dose will be given 28 days later. During the vaccination, PM Modi asked where we are from. After getting vaccinated, he said,  “Is it done already? Didn’t even feel it”.

Puducherry’s sister P. Niveda gave COVAXIN (Bharat Biotech) vaccine to PM Modi. Apart from Sister Niveda, another nurse from Kerala Rosamma Anil is also seen in the picture. AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria was also present on the occasion. PM Modi has given a befitting reply to many oppositions by applying the Corona vaccine. Darius, the leader of several opposition parties, was questioning the Corona vaccine made in India. Many leaders have even said that Prime Minister Modi should get the Corona vaccine first, then we will install it. All such leaders have now been answered by PM Modi. Also, by getting PM Modi’s corona vaccine, people will also have increased faith in the corona vaccine.

As per the vaccination campaign against Coronavirus in India, common people are getting vaccinated from today. The general public will include people over 60 years of age and those with serious illnesses over 45 years of age. Registration on Co-Win 2.0 portal (Co-WIN 2.0) as well as Arogya Setu will start at 9 am today. In such a situation, rapid vaccination will be done in the country

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