January 22, 2009
More Evidence That Apple Juice Can Delay Onset Of Alzheimer’s
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Thomas B. Shea, PhD, of the Center for Cellular Neurobiology; Neurodegeneration Research University of Massachusetts, Lowell and his research team have carried out a number of laboratory studies demonstrating that drinking apple juice helped mice perform better than normal in maze trials, and prevented the decline in performance that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.
Dr. Shea commented that "These findings provide further evidence linking nutritional and genetic risk factors for age-related neurodegeneration and suggest that regular consumption of apple juice can not only help to keep one's mind functioning at its best, but may also be able to delay key aspects of Alzheimer's disease and augment therapeutic approaches."
"Dietary Supplementation with Apple Juice Decreases Endogenous Amyloid-ÃÅ¸ Levels in Murine Brain" by Amy Chan and Thomas B. Shea. It is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 16:1 (January 2009).
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