How does Nutrition affect Alzheimer’s Disease? (Carrots)
Carrots, are food items rich in the orange pigment, “beta-carotene”
Taking supplements of the antioxidant beta carotene for a prolonged period of time(15+ years) lessens the decline of cognitive ability affiliated with Alzheimer's disease. [ Archives of Internal Medicine (November, 2007)]
Beta-carotene is not risk free. In studies regarding smokers, it has been shown that an influx of beta-carotene actually increases the chance of lung cancer. [ Journal of the National Cancer Institute (December, 2004)]
Thus, more research is needed in order to provide to the community a safe dosage of beta-carotene that doesn’t give rise to other abnormalities.
Much like the previous studies, I hope to find my own nutritional breakthrough.
I want to be able to experiment with several types of food and examine it’s influence on an Alzheimer’s patient
I intend to not only derive a nutritional benefactor that alleviates Alzheimer’s symptoms, but to also conduct research that provides sufficient evidence to why there are benefits to maintaining a proper nutrition.