Some studies suggest that resveratrol may prevent diabetes, act as a natural cancer fighter, ward off heart disease, and prevent memory loss. But, as of yet, there is no large definitive study of its effects in humans.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a national clinical trial examining the effects of resveratrol on individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Monday, May 24, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/anti-aging/try-this-antioxidant-to-fight-wrinkles ), resveratrol is found in red grapes, red grape juice, red wine, chocolate, tomatoes, and peanuts. Some studies suggest that resveratrol may prevent diabetes, act as a natural cancer fighter, ward off heart disease, and prevent memory loss. But, as of yet, there is no large definitive study of its effects in humans.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that most resveratrol studies showing any health benefits have been conducted in animal models, such as mice. With the new study, they’ll find out if daily doses of pure resveratrol could delay or alter memory deterioration and daily functioning in people with Alzheimer's. They may also find out if resveratrol improves glucose and insulin metabolism in older individuals.
It should be noted that resveratrol is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Alzheimer's. It is not known if resveratrol can change the course of the disease.
The study will test resveratrol against placebo and no patients or staff members will know who has which pill. This is called "double-blind" and placebo-controlled. It will help ensure a reliable result, the gold standard for clinical studies.
According to the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, more than 5.3 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's and, every 70 seconds, another person develops this disease. The resveratrol study will be conducted at 26 U.S. academic institutions that are affiliated with the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study. The participants will be asked to abstain from eating or drinking large quantities of foods or beverages that contain resveratrol, and abstain from taking dietary supplements containing resveratrol. This study will last 12 months.
(SOURCE: "Georgetown physician leads national resveratrol study for Alzheimer's disease," Georgetown University Medical Center, May 14, 2012.)
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