Red wine, resveratrol, an important Alzheimer’s Disease protection

Alzheimer’s Disease is an irreversible brain (memory) disease, brain cancer. Use your brain or lose it is a common phrase. It is genetically linked and more prevalente in women. It starts with mild dementia, memory and behaviour problem.  Drinking red wine can be a protection against Alzheimer’s Disease.

During the next 12 months, Sessions of Gaithersburg, Md., will make 10 visits to Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., one of 26 sites nationwide affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study. Participants will be given either a placebo or capsules of pure resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, tomatoes, dark chocolate and nuts. Studies on non-humans have shown it activitates a gene that protects the body and brain from aging. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is aging. Researchers will do baseline tests to identify biological markers of the disease and then other tests to determine if it is progressing.

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