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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