Wine Spectator - Study Finds Hope in Treating Alzheimer's With Wine Polyphenol

 – May 15, 2012  –– 

In the last five years, medical research has focused on wine polyphenols as a potential preventative for cognitive decline, but there has been little success with animal tests. A new study, from Mount Sinai, comes one step closer to making such therapy a reality. As head researcher Dr. Giulio Pasinetti, a neurologist and geriatric researcher at Mount Sinai, points out, grapes from California are different than grapes from Greece. Red wine can contain polyphenols with very different chemical structures. Finding the best red wine molecule combination to direct toward human testing can be hit and miss. "It's a relatively new field, the focus on grapes in nutraceuticals, and it is so very complicated," said Dr. Pasinetti.
- Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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