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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:36 PM
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Apple Juice Can Delay Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease
Of course there's the problem with excess sugar from apple juice, but it's still an interesting study once again showing the possibilities of food as medicine.

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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Thomas B. Shea, PhD, of the Center for Cellular Neurobiology; Neurodegeneration Research University of Massachusetts, Lowell and his research team have carried out a number of laboratory studies demonstrating that drinking apple juice helped mice perform better than normal in maze trials, and prevented the decline in performance that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.

In the most recent study Shea and his team demonstrated that mice receiving the human equivalent of 2 glasses of apple juice per day for 1 month produced less of a small protein fragment, called "beta-amyloid" that is responsible for forming the "senile plaques" that are commonly found in brains of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/0901221008...
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:39 PM
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1. wonder if eating the actual apple accomplishes the same result. I eat at least
2 per day.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:11 PM
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3. I wonder, too.
I eat apple and applesauce daily.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:53 PM
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2. Cannaibis does the same thing..
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 01:03 PM by tridim
Forbidden fruit, meet forbidden herb.

http://alzheimers.about.com/od/research/a/marijuana_alz...

Marijuana May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have found that the active ingredient in marijuana may help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC as it is better known, apparently inhibits the formation of amyloid plaque. In plaques, the main protein component is called beta-amyloid, which is produced from a larger protein called beta-amyloid precursor protein. Ever since the discovery of these proteins researchers have been attempting to discover their role in the disease. This study has found that THC is much more effective at breaking down the plaque than some of the FDA approved medications currently available for treating Alzheimer's disease.

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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:13 PM
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5. Hmmm...non-organic apples from chain store ...or
organic non apple alternative ?

what to do....
what to do...

:dilemma:
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phillysuse Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:18 PM
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4. An apple a day
keeps the doctor away.
Remember that!
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thattwentwell Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-26-09 11:36 AM
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6. What's apple juice?
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