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Black Currant: A Natural Tool to Fight Alzheimer’s

By Maureen Sangiorgio The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing rapidly, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Some 5.4 million Americans currently have the disease. It’s now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. By the middle of this century, someone in the U.S. will develop …

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Antibody targets and destroys brain clumps and slows memory loss in Alzheimer´s dementia

Very promising results have emerged from a human study in which an antibody called aducanumab  was shown to reduce Aβ-plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, thereby slowing down memory loss. The study, which was published in Nature 2016, used an antibody-immonotherapy to attack and destroy amyloid beta plaques in the brain. In another …

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Neuroprotective effects of elderberry polyphenols

Elderberry´s flavonoids may be useful in fighting Alzheimer´s according to a new study from the Institute of Food Sciences, Italy. By comparing elderberry and blueberry extracts, the researchers were able to show elderberry´s ability to protect in vitro neuronal cells from death. The results of the research were presented at …

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Blackcurrant takes center stage in Alzheimer´s research

By Akam Anyangwe Dementia is a loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting more than six months, not present since birth, and not associated with a loss or alteration of consciousness. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which accounts …

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