Drinking grape juice 'can reduce or reverse memory loss'
London: Grape juice, known as the "nectar
of the Gods" is blessed with a range of health benefits. Now,
added one more to the long list -- drinking the beverage can
reduce or even reverse memory loss, says a new study.
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have based
their findings on an analysis of an experiment, involving some
12 people, aged above 70, with early memory loss.
The subjects were split into two groups, with one
drinking pure 100 per cent Concord juice from grapes grown in
the Concord region of Massachusetts, and the other a placebo.
Both groups were given regular memory tests over three months.
The researchers found the results of those who drank
the grape juice showed an improvement the longer the trial
went on, the `Daily Mail` reported.
"Following the treatment, those drinking Concord grape
juice demonstrated a significant improvement in list learning.
And trends suggested improved short-term memory retention and
spatial, non-verbal memory.
"The results involving Concord grape juice are very
encouraging and certainly warrant an additional study. A
simple, easy-to-incorporate dietary intervention that could
improve or protect memory function, such as drinking Concord
grape juice, may be beneficial for the ageing population," Dr
Robert Krikorian, who led the study, said.