Eating more mushrooms associated with reduced mild cognitive decline.

Mushrooms have been used for food and medicine for centuries with positive effects on human health that are well documented in studies. Many constituents of mushrooms have been shown to promote brain health against neurodegenerative diseases in cell and rodent studies. For example, a medicinal mushroom from Taiwan, Antrodia camphorata, was shown to prevent beta-amyloid 1-42 (Aß1-42) from depositing Aß peptides into the hippocampus, a known corollary to impaired memory in Alzheimer’s disease patients.1

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