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Apples and Alzheimer's Disease

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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Also, research published in J.Alzheimer's Disease (Jan '06) (from expts conducted on mice) said thatapple juice can protect those who're prone to developing AD. Scales up to 2-4 apples/day for humans. Speculated that apples contain high levels of anti-oxidants that counteract effects of oxidative stress, which causes cell damage that contributes to memory loss. Mice who were fed a standard diet supplemented with apple juice performed significantly better in maze tests before having brain tissue examined

Researcher: Thomas O'Shea, Univ of Massachusetts

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