Carrots may have a profound and positive effect in improving cognitive impairment, some scientists suggested.
According to the statistic provided by the center of Diseases Control and Prevention, more than 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment and these numbers are increasing in the alarming rate.
Sadly, the CDC continued, "An estimated 5.1 million Americans aged 65 years or older may currently have Alzheimer’s disease, the most well-known form of cognitive impairment; this number may rise to 13.2 million by 2050".
The causes of cognitive impairment are unknown. However, researchers suggested that aging, genetically mutated gene inherited from parents, such as Down's Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), autism, persistent mental health problems, together with unhealthy diet and lifestyle are associated to the onset of cognitive impairment.
Furthermore, hormonal imbalances, physical damage to the portion of the brain that is responsible for controlling cognitive function and substance abuse are also some major cause of development of the condition.
If you experience some of the symptoms such as confusion, poor motor coordination, loss of short-term or long-term memory, identity confusion,..... impaired judgment, you may have cognitive impairment. Please make sure that you check with your doctor to rule out the possibility.
Carrot, a root vegetable with an orange color is a subspicies of Daucus carota, belongings to the family Apiaceae, native to Asian and Europe.
A. Oxidative Stress
In the investigation of cognitive and memory impairment triggered by oxidative stress, researchers at the Northwest A&F University launched a study of carrot 's major bioactive compound lycopene effect in cognitive defects, using the experiment in the animal model.
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(1) Supplementation of lycopene attenuates oxidative stress induced neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment via Nrf2/NF-κB transcriptional pathway by Zhao B1, Ren B1, Guo R1, Zhang W1, Ma S1, Yao Y1, Yuan T1, Liu Z1, Liu X(PubMed)
(2) Protective effect of lycopene on high-fat diet-induced cognitive impairment in rats by Wang Z1, Fan J2, Wang J2, Li Y2, Xiao L2, Duan D2, Wang (PubMed)