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June 03, 2019 - Knowridge Science Report

This common nutrient may protect your brain, preventing dementia

This common nutrient may protect your brain, preventing dementia
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Recently, researchers from Arizona State University have found an important nutrient called choline may help fight Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia.

The team explains that choline may act to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease in at least two ways.

First, it can reduce an amino acid that acts as a potent neurotoxin contributing to amyloid plaques, which are main signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain.

Second, choline reduces the activation of microglia, which are cells responsible for clearing away debris in the brain.

VA: Peanuts, are especially rich in choline.

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