Fruit and veggie juice protects against Alzheimer's

August 31, 2006 in Nutrition for Older Adults, Nutrition Topics in the News

Fruit and veggie juice protects against Alzheimer's

Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville have found that drinking fruit and vegetable juice on a regular basis may help delay the onset of Alzheimerís.

In the study, researchers followed nearly 2000 dementia-free people for up to 10 years while collecting information on their diet and assessing cognitive function at regular intervals.

They found that for people who drank three or more servings of juice per week, their risk of developing Alzheimerís was 76 percent lower than those who did not drink juice.

The results, published in the journal, the American Journal of Medicine, point to antioxidants called polyphenols as the compound responsible for the protective effect.

For more information on Alzheimerís disease, please visit the Alzheimer Society of Canada

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