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Study Says Cutting Calories May Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease – Apples May also Reduce Risk

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A new study says that by cutting calories you may be able to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers took laboratory mice that were destined to develop the brain wasting disease and controlled their diets.

The researcher found that the mice that were fed 30 percent fewer calories had a dramatic improvement in brain function. The scientists hope to come up with a pill that would imitate calorie reduction.

In related news, the South African website, Health 24, reports that two apples a day, or a glass of apple juice, could also reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s. There is a chemical in apples that boosts the levels of a neurotransmitter.

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