Saturday, September 30, 2006

Fruit and veg juices cut risk of Alzheimer's, study finds

Drinking fruit and vegetable juice on a regular basis can dramatically reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, according to a study appearing today in the American Journal of Medicine.
Researchers in Japan and the US followed almost 2,000 dementia-free volunteers for up to 10 years while monitoring their consumption of fruit and vegetable juices. The risk of Alzheimer's was reduced by 76% for those who drank juices more than three times a week, compared with those who drank them less than once a week. Qi Dai, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, wrote: "Fruit and vegetable juices may play an important role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease."

Previous studies have suggested that polyphenols, strong antioxidants found in fruit juices, might disrupt biological processes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer's.

Source Guardian



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