Arla’s fight against dementia with milk
At Arla in Nr. Vium, researchers are investigating whether a particular substance in milk can help to prevent dementia, and for this purpose, Arla is using their most recent and highly customised pilot plant supplied by SD Filtration. Their research focuses on the effect of sphingomyelin, on a person’s brain as it gets older. Sphingomyelin is a lipid found in milk. The drug has already been shown to improve infant brain development. Arla is now testing if the drug can help fight dementia. The Sphingomyelin powder will be used in products such as yoghurt, protein bars and drinks. The researchers expect to be able to conclude that sphingomyelin has a preventive effect on dementia brains within five to eight years.
Source: TV2 18 Nyhederne 13. februar
Source: TVMidtvest 13. februar