Pomegranates Could Help Alleviate Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Patients

(TheConservativeTimes.org) – Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the U.S. National Institute on Aging have found that the correlation between diet and dementia is stronger than they once knew. The researchers have found that eating more pomegranates, strawberries, and walnuts could help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients.

Vilhelm Bohr, an affiliate professor at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Copenhagen spoke out about the findings. “Our study on mouse models with Alzheimer’s disease shows that urolithin A, which is a naturally occurring substance in pomegranates, can alleviate memory problems and other consequences of dementia,” Bohr said.

In patients with Alzheimer’s, the brain has trouble removing the weak mitochondria which then will build up and impair brain function. Urolithin A, which is the key ingredient, has been shown to remove the weak mitochondria from the brain, however, it’s still unknown the dosage necessary to see positive effects.

Says Bohr, “We still cannot say anything conclusive about the dosage, but I imagine that it is more than a pomegranate a day.” He continued, “However, the substance is already available in pill form, and we are currently trying to find the right dosage.”
Bohr said that there is an advantage to working with a natural substance since it reduces the risk of overdose. There have been positive results when working with the mouse models, which has led to researchers planning to conduct clinical trials on humans as well.
Research has only been performed on mice so far, and the testing is new; the results on humans aren’t exactly certain, but they have high hopes for the results following the positive results in mice.

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