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Flavonoids and neuroprotection: biochemical and population-based analyses of potential neuroprotective factors related to dementia.

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Dementia is a leading contributor to burden of disease in Canada and the world. With an aging population, there are projected increases in its global prevalence. Evidence suggests that some neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that lead to dementia are partly preventable, and that dietary intake of flavonoids may have relevant neuroprotective effects. The purpose of this study was to evaluate such potential for flavonoids using biochemical- and population-based analyses. Among 23 developed nations, negative correlations were found between rates of dementia and intake of all flavonoid groups, especially flavonols (p
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