Prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease thanks to dried silkworm powder?

Korean researchers have discovered adult silkworms contain many nutrients, helping to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.

Korean researchers have discovered adult silkworms contain many nutrients, helping to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.

With a rapidly aging population, the number of elderly people with Alzheimer's disease , or dementia, is also increasing in Korea. In an effort to find a cure for the disease, Korean researchers have discovered adult silkworms contain many nutrients that help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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A fully developed silkworm is rich in protein, amino acids, OMEGA3 fats and many other nutrients that are extremely necessary for the human body.

According to researchers at Hallym University in South Korea, a fully developed silkworm is rich in protein, amino acids, OMEGA3 fats and many other nutrients that are extremely necessary for the human body. So they created a powder using mature silkworms and dried and pureed it.

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The powder was tested on mice implanted in DNA of people with Alzheimer's.

The powder was tested on mice implanted in DNA of people with Alzheimer's. The results showed that the children used dried silkworm powder, Alzheimer's disease did not develop worse. They control movement, have better memory and are more curious, less aggressive, more social with other mice.

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Test results on mice showed that, the children used dried silkworm powder, Alzheimer's disease did not develop worse.

Professor Koh Young-Ho, currently working at Hallym University, who is also a member of the research team, shared with the reporter: 'We found that this powder has helped improve memory and communication in the field. herd and curiosity for new things in rats with Alzheimer's' disease.

The researchers said that eating about 3 to 5 grams of silkworm powder a day can help healthy people prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Ji Sang-deok, Secretary of the Rural Development Agency, said: 'The demand for adult silkworms is expected to increase in the near future, with confirmed effects in Alzheimer's prevention. . We will endeavor to expand the number of silkworm farms and apply new production techniques. '

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In 2018, South Korea had about 10% of people 65 years and older diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

In 2018, South Korea had about 10% of people 65 years and older diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Currently dementia has no effective treatment, so this research is particularly interested in science.

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