Vitamin A Found in Brussels Sprouts May Help Treat Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Aberdeen and Durham Universities developed a medication based on vitamin A, found in Brussels sprouts and carrots, that may stop the breakdown of nerves and brain cells leading to the Alzheimer’s disease.Brussels sprouts help treat Alzheimer's disease

Having completed a two-year project with the cost 250,000, the scientists developed vitamin A synthetically and hope that now they are coming closer to the treatment of such conditions as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and motor neuron disease.

Lead author Professor Peter McCaffery, who researches vitamin A at Aberdeen University, comments: “We are moving forward with a new therapeutic which could be used to help people with Alzheimer's disease. Our work is still at an early stage but we believe this is a positive development and the new drugs seem to protect [nerve cells].”

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