October 10, 2009

Olive Oil Found to Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Psychobiologists declared last week that there is an element (oleocanthal) found in olive oil that slows down the ability of toxic chemicals to damage brain nerve cells, thereby helping to prevent memory loss and other characteristics of Alzheimer's. Hopefully this will lead to improved ways to combat Alzheimer's disease, which greatly affects those with Down syndrome.

Approximately 25% or more of those with Down syndrome over age 35 show the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's-type dementia. That percentage increases with the age category you look at. To give you a comparison, Alzheimer's occurs 3 to 5 times more often in those with Down syndrome than in the general population.

For more on the article about how olive oil helps combat Alzheimer's, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard such wonderful things about olive oil and use it frequently. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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