Can You Slow the Progression from Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s?
Can a safe, simple supplement help slow the transition from cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s? That’s what this study set out to see.
Alzheimer’s is very difficult to treat. But the signs of Alzheimer’s appear years before the onset of full blown dementia. So, a safe way of treating it early and delaying the progression would be of huge value.
Genestein is a powerful flavonoid found in soy. This double-blind, placebo-controlled study gave either 120mg of genestein or a placebo to 24 people who were in the stages between the onset of symptoms and full blown Alzheimer’s. They were tested with a battery of neurocognitive tests.
At the end of the one year study, genestein led to significant improvement on two of the tests and a tendency toward improvement on the rest. Amyloid-beta deposition continued to increase in the placebo group but not in the genestein group. Toxic amyloid-beta proteins clump together and form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
This study suggests that supplementing genestein improves cognition and delays transition from cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimers Res Ther. 2022 Nov 4;14(1);164
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