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Are pomegranates effective in stopping the evolution of Alzheimer?

According to a recent study, pomegranates could be effective in halting the progress of Alzheimer's disease by a component that prevents inflammation of brain cells.

The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the University of Huddersfield in the UK.

Pomegranates contain punicalagin, an ingredient that prevents the inflammation that destroys brain cells, helping to treat this disease.

According to dailymail.co.uk publication, the authors of the study hope that this discovery could be useful for patients with rheumatoid arthritis or Parkinson's disease, by reducing those painful sores.

Alzheimer's is a serious problem worldwide, in the UK alone affecting 800,000 people, 163,000 new cases being diagnosed each year.

Laboratory tests conducted by the group of researchers have shown that the punicalagin can inhibit inflammation of certain specialized brain cells. Inflammation destroys an increasing number of cells, causing the disease to progress.

Nor cure was found for this disease until now, but the punicalagin content of pomegranates may prevent or slow the progression. The British group aims to produce an oral drug that uses this ingredient.