Monday, October 29, 2007

"a sticky problem"

it may be old news, but it's news to me.
and interesting, too.



"A research team led by HHMI international research scholar Peter St George-Hyslop of the University of Toronto has discovered that certain forms of the sugar alcohol inositol may rid the brain of amyloid beta plaques implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's is literally a sticky problem, in which small proteins, called amyloid beta, adhere to each other to form plaques in the brain. These masses cause the choking and death of neurons, resulting in behavioral changes and—Alzheimer's most notable symptom—memory loss."

you can read the rest of the article here.

so what in the cornbread hell is a sugar alcohol INOSITOL?

apparently, it's neither a sugar nor an alcohol and, "It is found in many foods, particularly in cereals with high bran content, nuts, beans, and fruit, especially cantaloupe melons and oranges."

if anyone is familiar with further info, i'd be interested to hear about it.
(that's all folks.)

4 comments:

dann walsh said...

rick,

all that shit that's supposed t' make y' live longer... now doesn't make y' WANNA live longer?!

aaaarrrggh!

wtf, over?

dann

cornbread hell said...

does that mean you don't like nuts? well! i'm personally offended.

~Betsy said...

Hmm...my mom ate all those good things and she's still up to her eyeballs in diseases - heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's. Maybe she would be better off if she had eaten Snicker's bars and M&M's instead. LOL

flintysooner said...

I am eating my Black Strap Molasses every day.