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Grapes Grapple With Dementia

By Tim Pegler

A substance found in grapes and red wine may combat one of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Studies have shown that "free radicals" are the culprits behind many diseases of the older population, including neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease (AD). Free radicals are the by-products formed when oxygen is burned by our cells for energy. These insidious and unbalanced little molecules travel from cell to cell wreaking havoc. They are thought to accelerate ageing-related processes.

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