Red wine may help in Alzheimers

Last updated on Nov 21, 2008

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

People may hate the French but their interest and loves with different things fascinate the world.  Red wine is one of those things.  French have lower death rate from heart attacks and one of the element is supposed to be their red wines.

Now a UCLA professor says that this red wine may be good for fighting Alzheimers as well.

David Teplow, a UCLA professor of neurology, and colleagues show how naturally occurring compounds in red wine called polyphenols block the formation of proteins that build the toxic plaques thought to destroy brain cells, and also how they reduce the toxicity of existing plaques, thus reducing cognitive deterioration.
Polyphenols comprise a chemical class with more than 8,000 members, many of which are found in high concentrations in wine, tea, nuts, berries, cocoa and various plants.

So either drink red wine or make sure at least you have enough tea, chocolate and berries.

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