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Two new reviews suggest blueberries are great for cognition. Does that mean they’re this year’s superfruit?

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Blueberries are fascinating to scientists. In humans, the berries have been shown to lower blood pressure and help kids perform better on cognitive tests. In rats, there’s evidence the fruit improves working memory and helps the animals balance. It seems the simple berry has a lot to offer the brain.

Two recently published systematic reviews — summaries of already conducted research — support that theory. Both studies found that the overall scientific literature suggests that eating blueberries can improve overall cognitive performance and help elevate mood.

Wolfgang Marx, a nutrition researcher at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia, who co-authored one…

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