Brain Aging Clinical Trial
The Effect of Blueberry Consumption on Brain Health in Older Adults: in Vivo Measures of Cerebral Antioxidant and Cerebral Blood Flow
The purpose of this study is to determine if increased blueberry intake helps increase brain antioxidant (glutathione), which is essential to maintain brain health in older adults.
Eating more blueberries may improve brain health of older adults by increasing the antioxidant levels in the brain to protect nerve cells against aging related changes. Researchers think there may be a relationship between the brain's natural defense system and blueberry intake due to their high antioxidant content. This study will use an MRI with special Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) scans to measure the antioxidant, glutathione in the brain to see if blueberry intake may aid in enhancing glutathione levels. Participants will be asked to make a total of 4 visits to the research site. Participation will last about 3 months. ;