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Study: Beet compound may slow down Alzheimer's progression

University of South Florida researchers found that adding the beet compound betanin to a copper-bound beta-amyloid mixture resulted in up to 90% lower oxidation of 3,5 di-tert-butylcatechol, suggesting the possible suppression of peptide misfolding. The findings, presented at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, shows the potential of betanin "as an inhibitor of certain chemical reactions in the brain that are involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease," said researcher Li-June Ming.

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