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At the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting, researchers made a few important announcements regarding the benefits of pure maple syrup and its potential to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Pure maple syrup is the sap that comes directly from the maple tree, not the processed, sugary kind we often find at the breakfast table. It is a natural compound that has been proven to have a myriad of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties. The following research adds to a growing body of work on pure sap.
The first announcement came from researchers at the Krembil Research Institute of the University of Toronto. They found that pure maple syrup helps prevent the clumping of two proteins, beta amyloid and tau, in the brain. The build-up and clumping of these two proteins is often a sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
Similarly, another group of researchers led by Dr. Navindra Seeram found that pure maple syrup extract helps prevent the clumping of beta amyloid in the brains of animals. This has the added benefit of protecting brain cells, which extends their lifespan.
Currently, 47.5 million people worldwide are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Research like this is critical to one day halting the progression of this disease. To read the full post from the Cognitive Therapeutics Method blog, visit Could This Sticky Treat Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?.