Accumulating evidence indicates that growth hormone (GH) might be effective at preventing the development of Alzheimer's disease. However, exogenous GH treatment has exhibited side effects for clinical application; thus supplementation with amino acids to promote the release of GH could be a possible alternative treatment. In this study, mice that were fed with a diet of GH-releasing supplements had significantly attenuated memory impairments and hippocampal changes in the acetylcholinesterase activity and acetylcholine level induced by amyloid beta protein (Aβ) (1-42). Our results suggest that the use of GH-releasing supplement exerts beneficial effects on the memory impairment induced by Aβ (1-42).
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