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Red wine and dementia prevention

The disease process of Alzheimer’s disease, whereby abnormal amyloid protein production and deposition in the brain, has been found to be reduced by a polyphenol compound that is in high quantities in red wine. The compound has also been isolated from peanuts and berries, and was tested on brain cells in a laboratory. Scientists are unsure of the application of their findings to real life, but hope to discover how the compound works on brain cells and to use it as a possible future treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by New Kerla.com

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About: Red wine and dementia prevention

Date: 4 November 2005

Source: New Kerla.com

URL: http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=47622

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