Could apple juice help stop Alzheimer's?

February 3, 2009 9:31:00 AM PST
Apple Juice may play a role in stemming the effects of Alzheimer's. Drinking apple juice helps slow the accumulation of the protein fragments that damage the brain in Alzheimer's disease.

The new research does not suggest that Alzheimer's disease can be treated by gulping gallons of apple juice. But the findings do point to the importance of long-term nutrition in preventing aging-related changes like those seen in Alzheimer's disease.

The US Apple Association provided partial funding for the research which is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.