Antioxidant Has Potential in the Alzheimer's Fight

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When you cut an apple and leave it out, it turns brown. Squeeze the apple with lemon juice, an antioxidant, and the process slows down.

Simply put, that same "browning" process-known as oxidative stress-happens in the brain as Alzheimer's disease sets in. The underlying cause is believed to be improper processing of a protein associated with the creation of free radicals that cause oxidative stress.

Now, a study by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has shown that an antioxidant can delay the onset of all the indicators of Alzheimer's disease, including cognitive decline.

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University of Georgia (2011, December 14). Antioxidant has potential in the Alzheimer's fight. ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 15, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2011/12/111214094851.htm
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