In early trials conducted on mice they found the compound reduced by a third the number of ‘plaques’ on the brain, which are associated with the disease.
Source: Alzheimer’s drug could stop the disease early, say researchers – Telegraph
British researchers are developing a drug which they hope could stop Alzheimer’s before it seriously affects a person’s mental abilities.
Scientists have created an ‘early signs timeline’ for Alzheimer’s disease that they believe could help experts detect the condition up to 25 years before it strikes.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at 128 people with a family history of early Alzheimer’s.
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.
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.