Popular Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin Supports Study on Resveratrol's Effects on Alzheimer's Disease

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The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending it's support to a new study in which the nutrient resveratrol is being touted for its brain-protecting abilities.

resveratrol's effects on alzheimer's disease

Resveratrol's Effects on Alzheimer's Disease

Along with its neuroprotective effects, there is also increasing evidence that this phytochemical may play a beneficial role in treating certain cancers, reducing pain and inflammation, and helping to speed up recovery of tissue injury.

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The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending it's support to a new study in which the nutrient resveratrol is being touted for its brain-protecting abilities.

As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Thursday, March 1, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/secret-ingredient-helps-protect-you-from-alzheimers), researchers in China have investigated the potential for resveratrol to reduce the risk for neurodegenerative disorders, including progressive forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common brain disease in the elderly.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that after conducting tests, the researchers were able to determine that resveratrol promotes the non-amyloidogenic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein. What does that mean? In short, resveratrol helps amyloid proteins break down in such a way that they don’t produce beta amyloid — an amino acid that is the main component of the amyloid plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. When the amyloid precursor protein is functioning in a healthy way, it regulates synapse formation and boosts neural plasticity.

Neural plasticity plays a role in many things in your brain, but the most important for you to know about are learning, memory, and recovery from brain damage. While frailty and lower physical performance in older adults have been linked with a higher risk of dementia, researchers weren’t sure until now how it impacted people of middle age.

One heavily promoted source of resveratrol is red wine. But resveratrol is also present grapes, berries and peanuts.

Along with its neuroprotective effects, there is also increasing evidence that this phytochemical may play a beneficial role in treating certain cancers, reducing pain and inflammation, and helping to speed up recovery of tissue injury.

(SOURCE: Gong, Q., et al., "Resveratrol, a neuroprotective supplement for Alzheimer's disease," Curr. Pharm. Des., 2012; 18(1): 27-33.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

Victor Marchione, MD is the Chairman of the Doctors Health Press Editorial Board. He is also the editor of The Food Doctor and has released a new video revealing 12 fighting foods to help virtually all of your current health problems. To see the video, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/12-fighting-foods.
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