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Apple Juice and Memory

Posted by medliorator on July 12, 2008

The study will be published in the August issue of the international Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.  The abstract is now available online at http://www.j-alz.com/issues/9/vol9-3.html.

In this novel animal study at UML, adult (9-12 months) and old (2-2.5 years) mice, some specially bred to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, were fed three different diets (a standard diet, a nutrient-deficient diet, and a nutrient-deficient diet supplemented with apple components (in this case, apple juice concentrate was added to their drinking water).

Among those fed the apple juice-supplemented diet, the mice showed an increased production of acetylcholine in their brains.  Also, after multiple assessments of memory and learning using traditional Y maze tests, researchers found that the mice who consumed the apple juice-supplemented diets performed significantly better on the maze tests.

Research Shows Benefits of Apple Juice on Neuro-transmitter Affecting Memory [UML]

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