Navigation Links
Vitamin C and beta-carotene might protect against dementia
Date:9/11/2012

Forgetfulness, lack of orientation, cognitive decline about 700, 000 Germans suffer from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Now researchers from the University of Ulm, among them the Epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and the Neurologist Professor Christine von Arnim, have discovered that the serum-concentration of the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene are significantly lower in patients with mild dementia than in control persons. It might thus be possible to influence the pathogenesis of AD by a person's diet or dietary antioxidants. 74 AD-patients and 158 healthy controls were examined for the study that has been published in the "Journal of Alzheimer's Disease" (JAD).

AD is a neurodegenerative disease: Alterations in the brain caused by amyloid-beta-plaques, degeneration of fibrillae and a loss of synapses are held responsible for the characteristic symptoms. Oxidative stress, which constrains the exploitation of oxygen in the human body, is suspected to promote the development of AD. Whereas so called antioxidants might protect against neurodegeneration. In their study, the researchers have investigated whether the serum-levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene as well as lycopene and coenzyme Q10 are significantly lower in the blood of AD-patients. "In order to possibly influence the onset and development of Alzheimer's disease, we need to be aware of potential risk factors", says Gabriele Nagel.

Participants were recruited from the cross-sectional study IMCA ActiFE (Activity and Function in the Elderly in Ulm) for which a representative population-based sample of about 1,500 senior citizens has been examined. The 65 to 90 years old seniors from Ulm and the surrounding area underwent neuropsychological testing and answered questions regarding their lifestyle. What is more, their blood has been examined and their body mass index (BMI) was calculated. For the present study, scientists have compared 74 patients with mild demen
'/>"/>

Contact: Willi Baur
willi.baur@uni-ulm.de
49-731-502-2020
IOS Press
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Vitamin D supplements do not improve cholesterol as previous research suggested
2. High doses of Vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quickly
3. Vitamin B12 deficiency: Tracing the causes
4. Vitamin B12 deficiency: Tracking the genetic causes
5. Vitamin D supplementation can decrease risk of respiratory infections in children
6. Iron, vitamins could affect physical fitness in adolescents
7. Lower vitamin D could increase risk of dying, especially for frail, older adults
8. Scientists confirm existence of vitamin deserts in the ocean
9. Obesity plus low vitamin D may add up to a greater risk of diabetes
10. Low vitamin D levels linked to weight gain in some older women
11. Link between vitamin C and twins can increase seed production in crops
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fx4bg3/the_global ... "The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This insight provides an ... fingerprinting markets. Watermarking aims to control and monitor ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/86ncd6/micro_market ) has announced the addition of ... Market" report to their offering. ... market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% ... larger share in this market, Canada ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s6qzt5/samsung_galaxy_s5 ) has ... - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Based on a totally different ... the first time a fingerprint sensor in its product. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2
... WALTHAM, MA April 1, 2011 Avila ... drugs, today announced the publication of a scientific ... titled "The Resurgence of Covalent Drugs" ( www.nature.com/reviews/drugdisc , ... discusses the broad opportunities for covalent drugs and how ...
... never good for you, but washing that meal down with ... of Guelph study. Researcher Marie-Soleil Beaudoin has discovered not ... eating a high-fat meal, but that the spike doubles after ... to levels similar to those of people at risk for ...
... muscle strength. Not only can adults fight the battle ... Golden Years can be a time to get stronger, say experts ... exercise is a great way to increase lean muscle tissue and ... life," says Mark Peterson, Ph.D., a research fellow in the U-M ...
Cached Biology News:New opportunities for covalent drugs published by Avila scientists 2Got a craving for fast food? Skip the coffee, study says 2Older and stronger: Progressive resistance training can build muscle, increase strength as we age 2Older and stronger: Progressive resistance training can build muscle, increase strength as we age 3Older and stronger: Progressive resistance training can build muscle, increase strength as we age 4
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Nueva Jersey , 22 de enero de ... Biomedical Research abre hoy su llamada a nominaciones para ... investigación científica ha hecho, o tiene el potencial para ... humana. Las nominaciones se aceptarán hasta el 15 de ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... N.J. , Jan. 22, 2015  Derma Sciences, ... regeneration company focused on advanced wound care, announces ... placental tissues, have been added to the Premier, ... increases the opportunity for the AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX® ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRML), a ... today that the Company closed its previously announced ... Jack W. Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC ... million, before offering expenses.  The proceeds will be ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Earlier this year in a ... of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC ( ASCTC ... unique property of adult tissue stem cells. His title ... Important for the Future,” embodied the essence of his message ...
Breaking Biology Technology:El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 3El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 3Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 5Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4
... 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" ... Phase II study of intravenous REOLYSIN(R) in patients with ... at the 15th Annual Connective Tissue Oncology Society Meeting ... 7th. The poster presentation, entitled "A Phase II Study ...
... . Fuel economy ratings for the new ... www.fueleconomy.gov web site, which Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nine of the top 10 vehicles ... by the Toyota Prius (51 MPG city; 48 highway). "This ...
... , PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 5 DSM Pharmaceutical Products ... with Galenix, Saint Jean D,Illac, France, where DSM will ... commercial products on a global basis. , DSM and ... drug delivery technologies, based on the strength of Galenix ...
Cached Biology Technology:Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Phase II Sarcoma Trial Results at CTOS Annual Meeting 2Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Phase II Sarcoma Trial Results at CTOS Annual Meeting 3November 2009 story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2November 2009 story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory 3DSM Pharmaceutical Products Forms Manufacturing Alliance With Galenix 2DSM Pharmaceutical Products Forms Manufacturing Alliance With Galenix 3
Porcine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells (PPAEC) (>500,000 cells)...
... fluorescent and highly photostable FluoSpheres microspheres ... a variety of applications requiring probes ... Unfortunately, protein- and other macromolecule-labeled microspheres ... them to bind to non-target surfaces ...
SMVT (N-14)...
... H2OBIT™ is a fully licensed, high throughput, water ... of up to 24 microplates. This equates to ... A robotic arm rapidly transfers a ... in temperature ramping times that are considerably faster ...
Biology Products: