Lipoic acid may slow Alzheimer's

A new Italian study suggests that lipoic acid helps Alzheimer's patients retain cognitive abilities.

Lipoic acid may slow the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients, according to a new Italian study.

Lipoic acid is an antioxidant found in certain foods including spinach, broccoli, red meat, potatoes, yams, carrots, beets and yeast. The human body also makes small amounts.

Antonietta Fava from the University of Catanzaro in Italy and her team conducted a trial that found that Alzheimer's patients with insulin resistance taking 600 mg of lipoic acid per day retained

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