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New Research Showing Pure Maple Syrup May Cure Alzheimer's

Posted by Brian Shevel on 15 April 2016

Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on new research showing pure maple syrup may cure Alzheimer's.

Researchers from the Krembil Research Institute out of the University of Toronto recently made an announcement at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting. They revealed that the clumping of two proteins, beta amyloid and tau peptide, can be prevented with the consumption of pure maple syrup. This is significant because when these two proteins clump together, it is usually a sign of Alzheimer's. (Source: Livascani, K., "Could This Sticky Treat Cure Alzheimer's Disease?" March 21, 2016; http://cognitivetherapeutics.com/Newsroom/Blog/syrup-could-cure-alzheimers/.)

"It is important to recognize here that the research specifies pure maple syrup," says Brian Shevel, president of Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region. "This is a marked difference than the table syrup that ends up on the breakfast table. Pure maple syrup is taken directly from the maple tree without any of the added sugars or preservatives commonly found in the ones we typically pour over our morning meals."

Over 24 different studies were used in the research before coming to any conclusions. Other researchers from the same meeting also added that pure maple syrup can possibly extend the life of those already suffering from Alzheimer's. Lead researcher Dr. Navindra Seeram said the effects of syrup is similar to that in other natural foods such as green tea, berries, and red wine.

"This is crucial research being conducted and accumulated in our fight against Alzheimer's," Shevel continues. "Our caregivers at Home Care Assistance work directly with seniors suffering from Alzheimer's so we see the impact it has on the individual and their families. We all want a cure, and this is positive research that takes us one step closer."

Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region continues its extensive home care work with seniors in the areas they serve. For more information about Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region visit www.homecareassistance-toronto.com.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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