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Mushrooms twice a week 'slows cognitive decline'

(STUDYFINDS) — Adding mushrooms to your meals more frequently may help sharpen your brainpower. A new study finds that seniors who consume two portions of mushrooms per week are half as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

MCI is considered a stage of cognitive decline not as serious as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but sufferers still find themselves struggling to a degree with memory, attention, and other executive functions. As many as one in five seniors battle MCI, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.