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Brain-boosting berberine: Study shows it reduces likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease

Berberine is a naturally occurring compound found in the plants that belong to the genus Berberis. Today, it is used as a supplement and is known to provide a wide variety of health benefits, including weight loss, reduced blood sugar and improved heart health. But recently, researchers from Hong Kong and Macau found another use for berberine.  In their review, which appeared in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they discussed the neuroprotective effects of berberine as reported by 15 different studies. The researchers believe that berberine is a promising drug candidate against Alzheimer’s disease.  Read more...



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