Beer & Chardonnay = Alzheimer's? Oh No!
Diacetyl in Butter Flavoring, Beverages May Build Brain PlaqueBy Daniel J. DeNoon|WebMD Health News
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Aug. 8, 2012 -- The flavorant that adds buttery taste to foods and a smooth feel to beverages may also trigger Alzheimer's disease, new studies suggest...
...University of Minnesota drug-design expert Robert Vince, PhD, and colleagues find that diacetyl causes brain proteins to misfold into the Alzheimer's-linked form called beta amyloid. Moreover, the popcorn butter flavorant can pass through the blood-brain barrier and can inhibit the brain's natural amyloid-clearing mechanisms....
A few of the foods mentioned:
- snack foods
- baked goods
- pet foods
- chardonnay wine
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I wonder if diacetyl is listed under the ingredients? Is it added to any organic food? I've never looked for it before and haven't paid attention, but I will now! Might have to research this further.......
Sounds like it should not be a problem for real beer drinkers as using something like that would conflict with this:
Reinheitsgebot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reinheitsgebot (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪnhaɪtsɡəboːt] ( listen), literally "purity order"), sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law" or the ...