Friday, November 14, 2008

Fruit and vegetable juices help prevent Alzheimer's

Drinking fruit and vegetable juice several times a week may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, showed the results of a new study, reported AFP.
The study was conducted 9 years in Seattle and has affected nearly 2 thousand people, led by professor at the University of Tennessee (USA) Key Dej. People filled out questionnaires about their lifestyles and preferences in foods. The state of health was recorded.
Research has shown that the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease is reduced by 76% among those who used the fruit or vegetable juice at least three times a week. Among those who used the juice once a week, the risk of the disease decreased by 16%.
Earlier Society believed that the prevention of Alzheimer's great role played by vitamins C and E. But now it is clear that the case not only in them. The author of the study believed that the disease could hinder development and natural antioxidants - polyphenols contained in tea, wine and soke.
Remarkably, the study did not identify any specific fruit or vegetable juices that help prevent Alzheimer's disease better than others.
Alzheimer's - a progressive disease in which patients gradually lose their memory and become unable to care for themselves. Medicines for him does not exist, modern drugs provide only temporary improvement.
It is believed that the disease causes sticky protein called beta-amyloid. It is contained in the brain, but healthy cells are able to get rid of its surplus. However, in patients with Alzheimer beta-amyloid accumulates, forming lump, which cover the cage.
In the U.S. Alzheimer's affects about 4.5 million people in Western Europe - 5.4 million.

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