Monday, September 04, 2006

if you are over 50, read this

Juice can help prevent Alzheimer's

[Posted: Mon 04/09/2006]

The risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease can be reduced by regularly drinking fruit juice, a new study has indicated.

The 10-year study found that the risk of developing the disease was dramatically reduced for older people who drank fruit or vegetable juices regularly.

The study found that 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.

The incidence was 16% lower for those drinking juice once or twice a week.

The researchers at Vanderbilt University in the US said their study showed that

one particular type of antioxidant in fruit and vegetable juices, called polyphenols,

was linked to the positive effect on Alzheimer's.

These are found in the outer sections of fruit and vegetables in the peel or skin and when the whole fruit is processed, this goes into the juice.

The study involved more than 1,800 Japanese people living in Japan, Hawaii and Seattle.

Their fruit and vegetable juice consumption was monitored and their mental function was checked every two years.

The research is published in the American Journal of Medicine.

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