UWA researcher publishes tips to stave off Alzheimer’s
A PhD thesis which found a dietary supplement of a combination of antioxidants was effective in improving memory has been taken on by an international publishing house.
Dr Gerald Veurink, a researcher from The University of Western Australia, tested the efficacy of a combination of Vitamin E acetate, Vitamin C palmitate, Grape Seed Extract (Pycnogenol) and Ginkgo biloba on the neuropathology, in an animal model, of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr Veurink’s PhD results demonstrated that a dietary supplement of combined antioxidants improved the memory of mice affected by Alzheimer’s.
The thesis has added to the body of evidence which supports the theory that high cholesterol diets and oxidative stress exacerbate, and may in fact initiate, the development of Alzheimer’s.