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Jan 23, 2014

Soy improves memory in mice

The usefulness of animal studies for predicting effects in humans is a hotly debated topic. Consequently, whether the finding that soybean saponins improved chemically-induced memory impairment in mice will be replicated should clinical studies be conducted is unclear.  Nevertheless, this study serves to illustrate that classically-defined “antinutrients” can have beneficial effects.

Hong SW, Yoo DH, Woo JY, et al. Soyasaponins Ab and Bb Prevent Scopolamine-Induced Memory Impairment in Mice without the Inhibiton of Acetylcholinesterase. J Agric Food Chem 2014;