Friday, October 21, 2016

Aldose reductase inhibition

Aldose (or aldehyde) reductase is inhibited by several substances, including isoliquiritigenin (which I've been discussing in connection with licorice) and rutin (which interestingly is in tea - Dietary sources of aldose reductase inhibition include spinach, cumin, fennel, lemon, basil, and black pepper. ( Aldose reductase is most known for its role in glucose metabolism, but it has other functions including in norepinephrine metabolism (

Here are some studies indicating effects of inhibiting aldose reductase:

That last one is probably the most relevant to my quest to discover how to not get Parkinson's.

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