Thursday, November 02, 2006

Juice consumption reduced risk of Alzheimer's

Here is a story made my day - according to recent study conducted by Dr. Qi Dai, assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease was dramatically reduced for older people who drank fruit or vegetable juices regularly.
The incidence of Alzheimer's was 76% lower for those who drank juice three or more times a week than for those who drank juice less than once a week. It was 16% lower for those drinking juice once or twice a week, according to the report.
It's not the general kind of antioxidants in fruit juices that produce the benefit, according this study. Rather, researcher attributed the effect to polyphenols, a particularly strong antioxidant. Polyphenols are typically found in the outer sections of fruits and vegetables, only in the peel or skin. When you process the whole fruit, they go into the juice.
Studies of the biochemistry of Alzheimer's disease have focused on deposits of beta-amyloid proteins that form in the brain and the potential for antioxidants in the diet to prevent those deposits. Since studies looking at antioxidants such as beta-carotene have been disappointing, so Dr. Qi Dai and the research team turned their attention to polyphenols in fruit juice.
Next time when you drink O.J or apple cider, say Cheers !

9 comments:

Paopao Wang said...
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Marissa said...

came across your blog and this is really interesting stuff. i've recently made a pact with myself to eat healthier (which is tough considering my favorite foods are mint oreos and peanut butter, respectively!), so i'll definitely be back to check out what i should be eating!
thank you!

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alok said...

Really nice work on diet there,good collection,,i was moving to my yoga blog and ur blog showed up there,good work, thanks.

Thebodytalk said...

Wow...That's a great news. I should drink more juice than ever. Thanks for the information.

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