A study recently published in the online version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease should be of keen interest to Upgrading Seniors.
The study is titled, “Interaction of Cinnamaldehyde and Epicatechin with Tau: Implications of Beneficial Effects in Modulating Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis.”
Well, that title pretty much says it all, don’t you think? There’s not much else I can add to that!
Tell you what. Just in case a few of my readers failed to get the message contained in that very descriptive study title, or maybe are not as familiar with cinnamaldehyde, epicatechin and tau as they should be, I’ll try to translate the title into English that we can all understand. Here goes.
Compounds in cinnamon may be useful in delaying, or even preventing, the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.
There, that was pretty simple, wasn’t it. Scientists like to use all those big words to impress their Ph.D. buddies. 😉
Now, as the authors of the study pointed out, research is a long way from proving that the compounds in cinnamon are really going to be beneficial in human beings, but the outlook is promising.
I don’t know about you, but this Upgrading Senior is going to hedge his bets. Although the proof may not be in, I can see no reason not to consume a modest amount of cinnamon, which happens to be a good anti-oxidant and provides other health benefits in addition to the possibility of helping reduce the risks connected with Alzheimer’s Disease.
If you decide you want to hedge your bets too, here’s a short video from Dr. Axe showing you how to concoct a detox drink which incorporates cinnamon and also apple cider vinegar, which has extremely useful health benefits as well.