Milk could be good for your brain | EurekAlert! Science News

Milk could be good for your brain | EurekAlert! Science News.

Most people know that milk is good for their bones, but did you know that it could also be good for your brain? Scientists have found a link between drinking milk and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults. “We have thought of milk as being very important for your bones and very important for your muscles,” said Debra Sullivan, one of the researchers, in a news release. “This study suggests that it could be important for your brain as well.” In this latest study, 60 participants told the researchers about their diets in the days leading up to brain scans. These scans were used to monitor levels of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, in the brain. The researchers found that the volunteers who had drunk milk recently had higher levels of glutathione in their brain. Glutathione could actually help stave off oxidative stress and the resulting damage caused by reactive chemical compounds produced during the normal metabolic process in the brain. Oxidative stress is known to be associated with a number of different diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease….. Read

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