Rajasthan varsity study moots dairy products to combat Alzheimer’s

Source: The post is based on the article “Rajasthan varsity study moots dairy products to combat Alzheimer’s” published in The Hindu on 14th January 2023.

What is the News?

Central University of Rajasthan (CUoR) has evolved an ingenious concept of food sustainability for combating age-related neurodegenerative ailments such as Alzheimer’s.

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

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What is the concept found by researchers to combat diseases like Alzheimer’s?

The researchers found that the intake of dairy proteins can reduce the occurrence of Alzheimer’s and also provide other health benefits.

How do dairy products help in combating Alzheimer’s?

When a protein called amyloid builds up in organs with food intake, the risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases increases. 

To capture these amyloids, it is necessary to find a suitable molecule that could effectively capture the toxic protein aggregates and degrade them.

The researchers have found dairy proteins to be having structural superiority to trap harmful molecules and destroy them.


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