Creating a free account will enable you to subscribe to our daily and weekly email newsletters, as well as customize your reading experience to show only the categories most relevant to you.
Signing up only take a few minutes, so why not give it a try and see what you've been missing out on.
Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, is synthesized in several plants and possesses beneficial biological effects, which include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Resveratrol exhibits neuroprotective effects in models of many diseases, such as cerebral ischemia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. However, there is a lack of data evaluating the effect of resveratrol in vascular dementia.
Dr Boai Zhang and team from the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University found that resveratrol improved learning and memory ability in vascular dementia rats, decreased malonyldialdehyde levels, and increased superoxide dismutase activity and glutathione levels in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of vascular dementia rats.
Their results, published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 22, 2013), demonstrate that resveratrol improves learning and memory ability, reduce oxidative stress following vascular dementia in rats, and provide an experimental basis and theoretical evidence for the clinical use of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia.
Article: "Resveratrol improves cognition and reduces oxidative stress in rats with vascular dementia" Ma XR, Sun ZK, Liu YR, Jia YJ, Zhang BA. Resveratrol improves cognition and reduces oxidative stress in rats with vascular dementia. Neural Regen Res. 2013;8(22):2050-2059.
Article adapted by Medical News Today from original press release. Click 'references' tab above for source.
Visit our Alzheimer's / Dementia category page for the latest news on this subject.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Research, Neural Regeneration. "Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 8 Sep. 2013. Web.
5 Dec. 2013. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/265726>
Research, N. (2013, September 8). "Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
Please note: If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
If you write about specific medications, operations, or procedures please do not name healthcare professionals by name.
For any corrections of factual information, or to contact the our editorial team, please use our feedback form. Please send any medical news or health news press releases to:
Note: Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional. For more information, please read our terms and conditions.
This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/265726.php
Visit www.medicalnewstoday.com for medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day.
© 2004-2013 All rights reserved. MNT (logo) is the registered trade mark of MediLexicon International Limited.