Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3Â˝ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When Mia could go out and play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to try to help her breathing.
The headlines tossed across the front pages of British newspapers certainly sound shocking: "You can catch Alzheimer's" the front page of the Daily Mirror screamed. "Alzheimer's disease may be infectious," The Independent wrote. The Daily Mail said "Alzheimer's link to blood transfusions."
Over the years, resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grapes, chocolate and red wine, has been touted as a possible antidote to Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes and many other conditions. Now, the first study in people with Alzheimer's suggests that the compound, when taken in concentrated doses, may actually have benefit in slowing progression of this disease.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.