A new study directed by Mount
Sinai School of Medicine in the US has found that moderate
red wine consumption in a form of Cabernet Sauvignon may
help reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Entitled
"Moderate Consumption of Cabernet Sauvignon Attenuates
?-amyloid Neuropathology in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's
Disease" the breakthrough Study is in press,
and will be published in the November 2006 issue of The
FASEB Journal, reports emaxhealth.com. It will also
be presented at the "Society for Neuroscience Meeting"
in Atlanta , Georgia , October 14-18, 2006 .
"Our study is the first to report
that moderate consumption of red wine in a form of Cabernet
Sauvignon delivered in the drinking water for about 7 months
significantly reduces AD-type ?-amyloid neuropathology,
and memory deterioration in appx. 11-month-old transgenic
mice that model Alzheimer's Disease," report researchers
Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti and Dr. Jun Wang at Mount Sinai
. "This study supports epidemiological evidence indicating
that moderate wine consumption, within the range recommended
by the FDA dietary guidelines of one drink per day for women
and two for men, may help reduce the relative risk for Alzheimer's
Disease clinical dementia."
"This new breakthrough is another
step forward in Alzheimer's research at Mount Sinai and
across the globe for this growing health concern that has
devastating effects," say Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D.,
Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Director
of the Neuro- inflammation Research Center at Mount Sinai
School of Medicine and lead author of the study and Dr.
Jun Wang, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and co-Author
of the study. "These findings give researchers and
millions of families a glimpse of light at the end of the
long dark tunnel for future prevention of this disease."
People with Alzheimer's disease exhibit
elevated levels of beta-amyloid peptides that cause plaque
buildup in the brain, which is the main characteristic of
Alzheimer's disease. Presently, there are no known cures
or effective preventive measures. While genetic factors
are responsible in early-onset cases, they appear to play
less of a role in late-onset or sporadic AD cases, the most
common form of AD. However, lifestyle factors such as diet
and now moderate wine consumption are receiving increasing
attention for its potential preventative impact on Alzheimer's
For more details visit: www.emaxhealth.com
We had posted an Article on wine and health
on June 16, 2002 which briefly affirmed the current findings.
The study purports to give a scientific stamp of approval.
September 19, 2006