A Conversation for Alzheimer's Disease
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Jan 22, 2006
Recent research shows that blackcurrants could be an effective weapon. The berries contain anthocyanins which act as anti-oxidants which help to neutralise free radicals, thought to be partly responsible for the development of AD. These have been shown to have an effect on brain cells grown in vitro. Reported in Chemistry & Industry magazine in Jan '06.
Boysenberries, grown in the U.S., were also shown to have an effect, but not as pronounced as blackcurrants.
British berries are likely to be the best as they're bred to be darker, so have a higfher concentration of anthocyanins.
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Posted Jan 22, 2006
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