Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Can veggie juice lower risk of Alzheimer's?

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Seattle Times

By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.

Syndicated columnists

Q: We have heard that people who drink fruit and vegetable juice have a significantly lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. Are veggie juices as good as fruit juices? What about wine?

A: In particular, a diet high in nonstarchy vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries seems to be somewhat protective (Journal of Nutrition, Sept. 1, 2009).

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidant compounds, and so are berries, tea, cocoa, pomegranates and wine.

New research suggests that moderate social drinking, particularly wine, also may reduce the likelihood of developing cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease (Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment online, Aug. 11, 2011).

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