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Regular intake of apple juice helps improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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A recently conducted health research has revealed that drinking apple juice on regular basis helps Alzheimer’s patients who are in their moderate to late phase of the disease. According to www.foodconsumer.org, the findings of the study revealed that regular intake of apple juice helps improve psychotic and behavioral symptoms of the patients suffering from dementia. The research study has been conducted by a group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

As reported by www.upi.com, the team of researchers carried out the study on 21 individuals who were in either moderate stage or in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease. The assigned patients were told to consume 2 glasses of apple juice a day for a period of one month.  The results of the study established that although there were no improvements in the scale of Dementia, however, psychotic and behavioral symptoms linked with the disease saw remarkable improvement. The most noticeable changes were seen in the levels of anxiety, delusion and agitation.

“The modest, but statistically significant, impact of apple juice on the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in this study adds to the body of evidence supporting the usefulness of nutritional approaches, including fruit and vegetable juices, in delaying the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, even in the face of known genetic risk factors,” explained the team of researchers.

Celebrities who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease include Muhammad Ali,Johnny Cash, Pope John Paul II and Michael J. Fox, who has also founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkison’s Research.

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