Alzheimer’s cured with a drug? That’s what the makers of gantenerumab hope. According to MedicineNet, studies on their experimental drug have found that it may reduce levels of amyloid plaque in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
At this stage, it’s too early to remark on anything but gantenerumab’s potential, as more research will need to be done to verify its effectiveness, but it does look like a crucial step toward combating such a debilitating mind disease like Alzheimer’s.
Until a successful drug can be pinpointed, try the “brain protective” diet. The participants in the study who followed this plan had a 38 percent lowered risk of developing Alzheimer’s. “The brain protective diet was noted to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and folate, and relatively lower in saturated fat and vitamin B12.” Part of the diet means a lower intake of high-fat dairy, butter, red meat and organ meat.
- Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower)
- Leafy green vegetables
- Olive oil