The scientists from Lund University have found that vitamin C dissolves toxic protein layers that are deposited in the brain of the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
The brain of affected people contains the accumulation of amyloid plaques which consist of misfolded proteins. They provoke the death of brain cells. First of all, they affect the neurons located in the memory zone.
In order to conduct the experiment, the scientists have taken samples of the brain tissue of mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The doctors injected vitamin C in them and saw the clusters dissolve.
Today, scientists are still looking for a medicine to treat Alzheimer’s disease. So far, there are only certain medications that prevent the disease from progressing. The scientists say that the discovery of the new properties of vitamin C gives hope to create the first real cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
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