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Apple Juice

Drinking Apple Juice Improves Mood in Alzheimer's Patients (Video)
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

VIDEO from Synaptic Digital and APREC: Drinking Apple Juice Improves Mood in Alzheimer's Patients
New Research Reveals Behavioral Symptoms Among Patients Consuming Apple Juice

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new clinical trial shows that drinking apple juice significantly improved mood and behavior among a group of patients diagnosed with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). This latest research supports a growing body of evidence exploring the role of apples and apple products (like 100% apple juice) in delaying the onset and progression of AD... published in the June 2010 issue of the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias...

Apple Juice Improves Behavior but Not Cognition in Alzheimer's Patients, Study Finds
ScienceDaily (June 14, 2010) Apple juice can be a useful supplement for calming the declining moods that are part of the normal progression of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study in American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (AJADD), published by SAGE...

Apple Juice Can Delay Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests
ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2009)
"In the most recent study Shea and his team demonstrated that mice receiving the human equivalent of 2 glasses of apple juice per day for 1 month produced less of a small protein fragment, called "beta-amyloid" that is responsible for forming the "senile plaques" that are commonly found in brains of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease..."

Dietary supplementation with apple juice decreases endogenous amyloid-beta levels in murine brain.
Amy Chan and Thomas B. Shea.
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 16:1 (January 2009)

Apple juice may also increased the amount of acetylcholine:

An Apple a Day for AD? Antioxidants in Apples May Help Memory and Fight Alzheimer's Disease
By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Health News
Aug. 4, 2006 -- "An apple (or two) a day may help keep Alzheimer's away -- and fight the effects of aging on the brain. A new study shows drinking apple juice may improve memory by preventing the decline of an essential neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine..."

WARNING: Juices can interact with prescription meds either negating or enhancing their effect. So, you have to do your homework. For example, if you take the beta blocker atenenol, you shouldn't take it with orange juice. The OJ will will block the drug's effect.

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