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Getting older? Belly button mushrooms improve motor coordination
Elderly people who eat 2-4 common belly button mushrooms every day reduce the chance that they will lose their balance and fall - and might break a bone as a result. This is suggested by an animal study that researchers at the US Department of Agriculture published in 2015 in Nutrition Research.
Belly button mushrooms
Fundamental scientists measure the aging of the brain with the rotarod, among others. You can see one below.
Older brains often work slower than young ones, and the more their brains are aged, the sooner lab animals will fall off the rotating axis of a rotarod.
The pharmaceutical industry uses the rotarod to determine with animal studies whether drugs have a sedative of hypnotic effect. The sooner a lab mouse or lab rat tumbles down from the rotating shaft, the greater the sedative of hypnotic effects of a drug.
Conversely, a drugs that enables laboratory animals can balance longer on the rotating axis of a rotarod may be of interest as a stimulant, smart drug or nootropic.
The equivalent of an intake of 42.5 - 85 grams of mushroom increased the time the rats could remain on the axis. You can see thist above. This amount of mushrooms equates to 2 to 4 somewhat larger ordinary belly button mushrooms. You could also get those 42.5 - 85 grams in the form of baby mushrooms or portabellas. All Agaricus bisporus.