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Grapes associated with lower Alzheimer’s risk, study suggests

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

21st Jun, 2020. 03:20 pm
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Grapes associated with lower Alzheimer's risk, study suggests

Grapes are a delicious fruit we enjoy in summer. The fruit is rich in vitamins and other nutrients. However, a recent study suggests that if you consume grapes, you are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia.

A new US study, published in the scientific journal Neurology, has suggested that grapes contain a higher proportion of plant compounds called flavonols. These flavonols are linked with a 48 percent decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

According to details, Flavonols are a type of bioactive compound found in grapes, as well as other fruits and vegetables. These compounds are used for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

In this study, the benefit noticed was most strongly linked to kaempferol, myricetin, and isorhamnetin; quercetin was not associated with Alzheimer’s dementia, although it has been associated with other health advantages.

Other research also suggests that grapes are good for brain health. Clinical research was conducted at UCLA, researchers found that consuming grapes helped people prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

“The new findings linking higher intake of flavonols to a reduced risk of Alzheimer dementia is very exciting and supports the previous positive findings of the beneficial impact grape consumption can have on brain health,” said Kathleen Nave, president of the California Table Grape Commission.

“Importantly, research indicates that just 2 1/4 cups of grapes a day is all it takes to make a positive difference. With more clinical research in this critically important area of human health underway we look forward to having more positive news to share.”

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