Benefits of strawberry extract consumption in delaying the production of Alzheimer's-associated beta-amyloid protein

Benefits of strawberry extract consumption in delaying the production of Alzheimer's-associated beta-amyloid protein
Graphical abstract. Credit: Food Chemistry (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.131272

Research focused on the bioactive components of the strawberry variety Romina has shown the ability of this food to delay β-amyloid protein-induced paralysis, reduce amyloid-β aggregation and prevent oxidative stress in the experimental model Caenorhabditis elegans.

In addition, the study verified the richness of the strawberry extract used in the study in terms of its content in (mainly ellagic acid and pelargonidin-3-glucoside) and minerals (K, Mg, P and Ca).

The Romina strawberry variety stands out for its high adaptability to non-fumigated soils and open field cultivation in from the Adriatic to central-northern Europe and for its resistance to diseases, in addition to being recognized for its nutritional quality and early ripening.

The authors of the study point out that, despite the health benefits of strawberry intake, information on the relationship of this fruit with , such as Alzheimer's disease, is limited.


Explore further

A climate model for mildew control

More information: María D. Navarro-Hortal et al, Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa cv. Romina) methanolic extract attenuates Alzheimer's beta amyloid production and oxidative stress by SKN-1/NRF and DAF-16/FOXO mediated mechanisms in C. elegans, Food Chemistry (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.131272
Journal information: Food Chemistry

Provided by Universidad Europea del Atlántico
Citation: Benefits of strawberry extract consumption in delaying the production of Alzheimer's-associated beta-amyloid protein (2022, April 8) retrieved 4 July 2022 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-04-benefits-strawberry-consumption-production-alzheimer-associated.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
30 shares

Feedback to editors