Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia


September 4, 2013
Brain & Behavior, Health

Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, is synthesized in several plants and possesses beneficial biological effects, which include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Resveratrol exhibits neuroprotective effects in models of many diseases, such as cerebral ischemia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is a lack of data evaluating the effect of resveratrol in vascular dementia. Dr Boai Zhang and team from the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University found that resveratrol improved learning and memory ability in vascular dementia rats, decreased malonyldialdehyde levels, and increased superoxide dismutase activity and glutathione levels in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of vascular dementia rats. Their results, published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 22, 2013), demonstrate that resveratrol improves learning and memory ability, reduce oxidative stress following vascular dementia in rats, and provide an experimental basis and theoretical evidence for the clinical use of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia.

 

Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia



Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia

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One Response to Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia

  1. zoya November 8, 2013 at 2:40 am #

    that is a new thing for me, i did not know about resveratrol. Thanks for sharing.
    As per a recent study, researchers find that if a person learns a language other than his/her native one, then he/she has less chances of getting dementia.
    see the study on Being bilingual delays dementia

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