Researchers working on preventive cure for Alzheimer's

Indian researchers are currently working on medicine they say will be a preventative cure for Alzheimer's and other age-related diseases, the Times of India reports.

The researchers are attempting to develop a single drug they say will prevent the debilitating disease, according to the article. The medicine will incorporate three known antioxidants used for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, diabetes and other conditions.

"Our research has already established that age-related bio-chemical disorders, including mitochondrial problems, can be prevented with a combination of these antioxidants and help the elderly lead a normal life," Shashanka Chakraborty, one of the researchers, told the news provider.

The researchers administered a seven-month study with two groups of rats where one group was given doses of the drug combination in the 17th month of their life, while the other was a control group, states the Times.

Researchers working on preventive cure for Alzheimer's After the study, it was found the drug prevented age-related degeneration among the two-year-old rats, while mental degeneration had set in the control group.

"We are looking at a situation where a medicine given to a person at the age of 50 can halt the progress of the disease. Alzheimer's cannot be treated, but its occurrence can be delayed," Chakraborty said.

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