Fruit and Veg juices may cut Alzheimer’s risk

| Post published on July 31, 2006
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New research suggests that drinking fruit and vegetable juices frequently may cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, a team of US and Japanese scientists followed almost 2,000 people for up to 10 years. They found the risk for Alzheimer’s was a massive 76 per cent lower among those who drank juice more than three times a week, compared with those who drank it less than once a week. They concluded that fruit and vegetable juices may play an important role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, particularly among those who are at high risk for the disease.

Dai Q, Borenstein AR, Wu Y, Jackson JC and Larson EB. 2006. Fruit and vegetable juices and Alzheimer’s disease: the Kame Project. American Journal of Medicine. 119 (9) 751-759.

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Dr. Justine Butler
I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.

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