Red Wine Linked to Alzheimer’s disease
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A recent study from Buck Institute found that a protein found in red wine may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers found that the ApoE4 cholesterol-carrying protein is found in a quarter of people at birth. Lead scientists Rammohan Rao, PhD, and Dale Bredesen, MD, found another protein, SirT1, an anti-aging protein found in red wine, is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. ApoE4 and SirT1 together can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
"The biochemical mechanisms that link ApoE4 to Alzheimer's disease have been something of a black box. However, recent work from a number of labs, including our own, has begun to open the box. This research offers a new type of screen for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment," researchers were quoted as saying.
For more information, go to: http://www.buckinstitute.org/buck-news/major-alzheimers-risk-factor-linked-red-wine-target
SOURCE: The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, October 2013
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