Friday, January 08, 2010

Milkshakes for memories

A milkshake to improve people's memories could be on the shelves within two years. The milkshake - produced by French company Danone who also make Shape and Actimel yogurts - was found to improve the memories of people with the early stages of the disease after just 12 weeks. The shake contains omega-3 fatty acids, uridine and choline and works by targeting the synapses that carry signals between brain cells. Large-scale trials are underway and Danone hope that the shake could be sold over the counter in pharmacies.

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