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28-Yr-Old Malaysian Researcher Creates Pills That Help Prevent Old-Age Senile Dementia

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are around 55 million cases of dementia around the world, with 10 million new cases happening each year. Dementia covers conditions like Alzheimer's disease, those that suffer from it often see their quality of life drastically dip while affecting those around them.

A 28-year-old Malaysian researcher from University Kebangsaan Melayu (UKM) named You Yee Xing came up with a supplement that can help prevent dementia from occurring in the elderly. You mentioned that his formulation includes King's Salad also known as Cosmos caudatus and Ulam Raja in Malaysia, polyphenol, and antioxidants.

During his research, he found that the supplement was able to increase global cognitive function and memory in elderly folks, while also reducing emotional stress and disturbance. While the supplement's aim is to help fight against dementia, You also hopes that it will provide an economic boost to Malaysia by recognising the medicinal benefits of the plant like controlling blood sugar levels, protecting bone structure, and detoxification.

"This knowledge or information can help grow the agricultural industry – especially relating to Ulam Raja – and improve the country's income," he said. Since then, You was honoured with the "Anugerah Emas Kedoktoran" (Golden Doctorate Award) at the university's 49th convocation ceremony to celebrate his accomplishment.


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