10. Protection against the Development of Alzheimer's Disease

One of the most intriguing claims made about the power of mushrooms is that they could help fight off the onset of the dreaded Alzheimer's disease. Experiments performed on rodents show that they contain substances that promote nerve growth in the brain. The extent they would be effective in raising human resistance to degenerative diseases remains a matter of speculation. Hopefully, future research will prove that they can have a beneficial role.

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