We are about to change your perspective about peanut butter. Now you will not just use it for spreading on the bread, but can also use it for detecting Alzheimer’s disease. This has been proven by the researchers at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute, in October 2013. The study was published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences. Before we go into the details of the research and its findings, let’s take a look into some facts about Alzheimer’s.
44 million people are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease out of which 5.3 million people belong to the US. 1 out of every 9 people above the age of 65 years is suffering from this disease and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. It is most common in the Western Europe and the cost of medication and caring incurred on it every year is $605 billion globally. The medication and caregiving cost in America alone are $226 billion.