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How can resveratrol help with Alzheimer's disease?

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No vitamins or supplements are proven to prevent, stop, or slow down Alzheimer’s. Still, the foods you eat do matter for your brain health. You can get this antioxidant from red grapes, red wine, peanuts, and some dark chocolate. Some researchers think is has anti-aging properties, and can lower your risk of certain diseases.

Scientists have thought for a while that resveratrol might be able to protect your brain from the effects of Alzheimer’s. A recent study showed that daily doses of resveratrol did slow down the progress of the disease.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

Woztunik-Kulesza, K. , March 2016. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Turner, S. , published online Sept. 11, 2015. Neurology

Georgetown University Medical Center.

Soni, M. , 2012. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Miller, J. , 2015. Journal of the American Medical Association, Neurology

Littlejohns, T. , published online Aug. 6, 2014. Neurology

Mayo Clinic: “Ginkgo biloba: Can it prevent memory loss?” “Safety.”

National Institutes of Health, NIH Director’s Blog: “Revisiting Resveratrol’s Health Claims.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

Woztunik-Kulesza, K. , March 2016. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Turner, S. , published online Sept. 11, 2015. Neurology

Georgetown University Medical Center.

Soni, M. , 2012. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Miller, J. , 2015. Journal of the American Medical Association, Neurology

Littlejohns, T. , published online Aug. 6, 2014. Neurology

Mayo Clinic: “Ginkgo biloba: Can it prevent memory loss?” “Safety.”

National Institutes of Health, NIH Director’s Blog: “Revisiting Resveratrol’s Health Claims.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on August 4, 2018

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