People worried about conditions like pre-diabetes (also known as metabolic syndrome or impaired glucose tolerance) and early onset Alheimer’s will be interested in recent research carried out by Georgetown University neurologist R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD; and another research program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Georgetown University Resveratrol Alazheimer’s study.
In a study is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study through a grant from the National Institute on Aging, Dr Turner studied resveratrol to see if it would moderate the glucose levels in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Syndrome (AD). Dr Turner – who is a director of the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Memory Disorders Program – said that: “having diabetes increases one’s risk of developing AD. So perhaps by improving glucose tolerance, we will prevent or delay both diabetes and Alzheimer’s.”
Albert Einstein Resveratrol Pre-diabetes study.
In a separate study, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM) carried out research on the ‘Impact of Resveratrol of Pre-diabetes’. AECM reported that “IGT (impaired glucose tolerance) and diabetes increase dramatically with age, affecting almost 40 percent of adults over age 60. According to the ADA, those with prediabetes have a 50 percent increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Results of this study will provide critical information that is needed to plan and conduct more definitive studies of resveratrol in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.” Dr Jill Crandall, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine and director of the Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit. “Given the easy availability, low cost and apparent safety of resveratrol supplementation, a positive finding could have an enormous impact on human health.”
Is there a beneficial chain from resveratrol supplementation to reduced glucose intolerance to reduced risk for early onset Alzheimer’s?
Reading the articles from Albert Einstein Medical College and Georgetown University, there could be a link: resveratrol could reduce glucose intolerance … which could reduce the risk of pre-diabetes … which could can reduce the risk of early onset Alzheimer’s. It’s thought-provoking that a glass of wine with dinner could be having such a profound effect. By the way, thinking about wine I researched the death rate from Alzheimer’s and noticed that the US is number three on the mortality chart with 24.8 deaths per 100,000 people … but France, with its wine drinking population, was 15th on the list with 16.6 deaths per 100,000 people being attributed to Alzheimer’s.
The muscadine grape is America’s strongest source of grape resveratrol.
If these studies are prompting you to think about resveratrol supplementation, you might be interested to know that the muscadine grape is America’s strongest source of grape resveratrol. In fact wines made with the muscadine grape can contain up to 100 times more resveratrol than wines made with European grape varieties. Muscadinex is made from 100% powdered muscadine grape seed. It is made on the Hinnant family vineyard in North Carolina in FDA-inspected facilities.
A 60-capsule, 2-month bottle costs $29.99.
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