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Grapes Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

July 20, 2011 by  

Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have suggested that antioxidants found in grapes called polyphenols could possibly protect the brain against cognitive decline.A chemical that occurs naturally in grapes may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have suggested that antioxidants found in grapes called polyphenols could possibly protect the brain against cognitive decline.

The study, which was reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that a substance in the brain thought to contribute to the spread of Alzheimer’s was significantly reduced in the brains of mice after they were injected with grape seed extract.

Researchers released a statement explaining the importance of recognizing who is at risk for the disease in order for this preventative treatment to work.

“It will be critical to identify subjects who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, so that we can initiate treatments very early and possibly even in asymptomatic patients (patients with no current symptoms),” said lead researcher Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D., Ph.D.

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, followed by family history. The organization also states that Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only one among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

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  • http://none MAC10

    My wife suffers from Alzheimer’s. She was diagnosed eight years ago. I had a friend recommend, that I try and over the counter supplement called PIRACETAM. It along with several other prescription medications have kept her very stable for the past three years, and has allowed me to still care for her at home. PIRACETAM, is a well tolerated supplement. It has been widely tested and used in Europe for years for the treatment of stroke and dementia patients. I did a lot of research on the web about it before I elected to try it. It also comes in two other forms, which are a little more expensive. ANTRIACETAM AND OXYACETAM, most web suppliers carry these supplements. I use Cognitive Nutrition mostly for this suppliment.( Price usually runs from $23.50 to $38.95 for a bottle of 800 mg, 120 capsules. I recommend you do your own research and talk to you medical advisor before using any suppliment or making any change in medications. I do not work for or have any intrest in Cognitive Nutrition, other than to purchase supplements from them. I hope this may be of benifit to someone else in the same situation. God bless.

  • Janet

    Look at Mary Newport, MD on google search.
    You will find information and videos about her
    husband’s alzheimer’s and what she did to greatly
    improve his condition.

    Thanks and God Bless.


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