Multi-nutrient drinks could 'improve memory for Alzheimer's patients'

Multi-nutrient drinks could 'improve memory for Alzheimer's patients'

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have discovered that a multi--nutrient drink to boost the memory of Alzheimer's disease patients could be made available within two years.

The issue was pounced upon by the Alzheimer's Research Trust, which saw it as a major step in the right direction.

It noted that it is a step in the right direction and a study worthy of further investigation to help people with mild Alzheimer's disease.

Rebecca Wood, the organisation's chief executive, said: "The Alzheimer’s Research Trust is currently supporting work looking at the effects of B vitamins, found in dairy products, and omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish, on Alzheimer's disease.

"We know that lifestyle, including diet, has a role to play in Alzheimer's."

Ms Wood added that by living a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet and exercise, people can help lower the risk of Alzheimer's.

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