Diacetyl (DA), an artificial food flavouring that gives popcorn and margarine its distinctive butter taste, encourages beta-amyloid proteins in the brain to ‘clump’ together, according to findings published in the Chemical Research in Toxicology journal.
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A buttery food flavouring ingredient found in microwave popcorn could intensify the damaging effects of abnormal brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, a recent study has suggested.
Susan Draddy had a unique idea to help her mother cope withAlzheimer’s disease.
To assist her mother in finding the bathroom inside their Hinsdale home, Draddy laid out blue painter’s tape on the floor to act as a pathway.