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Tofu to forget, Tempe to remember

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I used to be a vegan, and I really hated . It’s clear that my body was protecting me from the evils of Tofu, on I saw tofu ‘may raise risk of dementia’.

“There is some evidence that they may protect the brains of younger and middle-aged people from damage – but their effect on the ageing brain is less clear.

“The latest study suggests phytoestrogens – in high quantity – may actually heighten the risk of dementia.”

The study is not yet conclusive.

Apparently “[t]he latest study also found that eating (Tempeh according to ), a fermented soy product made from the whole soy bean, was associated with better memory. … the beneficial effect of tempe might be related to the fact that it contains high levels of the vitamin , which is known to reduce dementia risk.(Also see Lack of folic acid dementia link)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 6, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Posted in food, health

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