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How pomegranates protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease

By Medisys on April 19 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes

Recent research suggests that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting polyphenols, can help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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Nearly 800,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Worldwide at least 44 million people are living with dementia, making the disease a global health crisis.  Research suggests that compounds found in pomegranates may have neuroprotective effects against Alzheimer’s disease. It is believed that these pomegranate compounds works by reducing inflammation in specific brain cells called microglia. Inflammation in microglia leads to destruction of other brain cells which can make symptoms worse for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Click here to read more. 

The benefits of pomegranates don't stop at neuroprotection. Pomegranates have also been studied for their anti-inflammatory, anti cancer, and heart protective properties. For info on the other benefits of pomegranates click here


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