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Brussels Sprouts in Dementia Research

(2 March 2017)

Professor Andy Whiting's research group and co-workers from University of Aberdeen are investigating synthetic retinoic acid analogues as a potential cure for Alzheimer's disease. Some vegetables, such as Brussels Sprouts, naturally contain vitamin A which is metabolised to retinoic acid in the body, so eating your sprouts is a good thing, just as your Mother told you! This work is described in a Youtube video at:

 

This research has been highlighted in the press elsewhere

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4063076/Do-Brussels-sprouts-hold-key-Alzheimer-s-pill-Festive-food-contains-nutrient-combats-dementia.html

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/746739/Alzheimers-disease-dementia-brussels-sprouts-cure

http://mogaznews.com/en/Health/296805.html