STRAWBERRIES AND CUCUMBERS TO AVOID ALZHEIMER

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luleshtrydheAccording to a study there are some substances founded in fruits, especially in strawberries and in cucumbers, which can help avoiding the memory loss and Alzheimer. This study has been published in Aging Cell, a scientific magazine, and it says that consuming these fruits is the best choice, especially for those persons who suffer the memory loss and Alzheimer patients. They have arrived in this result when they described a substance in this fruits, which acts against memory loss and the damages found in the animals used for this study.

The researchers injected a daily dose of Fisetine, a natural flavanol, to laboratory mice which were infected with Alzheimer syndrome, and found that after a while, this substance prevented the deterioration of the memory loss. Despite of the preventing, this substance didn’t change the formation of Amyloid plaques in their brain, those plaques are the substances charged as Alzheimer factors. However, the scientists suggest that they may treat Alzheimer, avoiding the Amyloid plaques presence.

“We have reached in this conclusion before, when we achieved curing the animals memory using fisetine, but in this study we arrived in the conclusion that fisetine may be used even in Alzheimer’s treatments- explain Doctor Pamela Maher, the main researcher of this study. She is referred to a study made 10 years ago, when she described the effect of fisetine on neurons protection against aging.

Her colleagues and Maher using laboratory methods and then, experimenting it in animals found out that this ingredient has not only antioxidant effects on brain cells but also anti-inflammatory effects. “What we understood was that fisetina has a large type of proteins, and if we take those, we can treat Alzheimer.

Alzheimer’s disease

This disease is the most common type of dementia. This incurable disease is described for the first time by Alois Alzheimer, a German neuropathology doctor and psychiatrists in 1906, and that’s why it is called with his name.

This type of disease usually affects persons over 65 years old, even though the first signals of it maybe appear earlier. In 2006 there were 26.6 million persons affected with this disease. It is predicted that in 2050, 1 in 85 persons may be affected by this disease. There a lot of common symptoms even though it is different for every person.

The symptoms may be confounded with age problems and this is the big mistake. Earlier the symptoms of this disease may appear like not being able to remember new memories. When the doctors suspect about this disease, they make tests, appreciate behaviors and then make brain scan. In advanced phases of the disease, the patient loses his memory, is always stressed, changes his mood, doesn’t remember the words etc. Less than 3% of those patients live more than 14 years after diagnosis.

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