ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RISK FACTORS
Controlling Risk Factors
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Bethesda, Maryland study, confirmed a 3 fold increased risk for all dementias including Alzheimer’s among the study participants with the higher recorded levels of CRP in their blood. Projections are for a 300% increase in the number of Alzheimer patients by 2050. Expectations of 100M people affected by that time unless something can be done to slow or reverse this neuodegenerative disease.
IMPRESSIVE PEER PUBLISHED STUDY RESULTS FROM THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY
Professor Mur-ali Doras-wamy, of Duke University in, in addressing the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ at their annual meeting in the UK explained: “There is very solid evidence that turmeric’s curcumin binds to plaques. He went on to say basic research on animals engineered to produce human amyloid plaques has shown benefits.” Most impor-tantly, he said: “You can modify a mouse so that at about 12 months its brain is riddled with amyloid plaques. If you give this rat turmeric/curcumin- it dissolves these plaques. He further con-firmed his findings by explaining how curcumin prevented younger mice from beginning the disease in forming new plaques in the first place
One of the major universities who have been studying this dementia phenomenon for years has been UCLA. Let’s look at the groundbreaking peer published studies that have been coming out of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Human Bio Mo-lec-u-lar Research Institute in San Diego, CA.
This study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Quote: “A chemical found in curry may help the immune system clear away brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”
HOMOCYSTEINE AND ALZHEIMER'S
Those patients with the highest levels of homocysteine, in an Oxford study, presented with a 4.5 times more likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Note: When researchers here in the US looked at advanced AD patients in retirement homes they found patients who had the highest levels of homocysteine in their blood were among the patients with the most advanced AD.
RESVERATROL AND ALZHEIMER'S
Another study found Resveratrol reduces amyloid plaque buildup up to 90%. Seems like the obvious preventive message here should be to monitor all patients for CRP and homocysteine levels.
Canadian Institutes of Health researchers discovered a natural stem cell defense mechanism for Alzheimer’s disease.Remi Qure-on, Scientific Director of the Institute of Neuorsciences has said, “If you inject the bone marrow stem cells into the brain they will digest the plaque. So basically ... you may be able to improve the prognosis by slowing down the progression or even reversing Alzheimer’s disease.” Patients may some day be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to fight off nerve cell degeneration that results in dementia. Suggested the report published in the journal Neuron.
U.S. researchers ALSO found that injecting stem cells into the brains of mice can save memory damaged by Alzheimer’s disease.
This information is posted that you might discuss these findings with your physician as he or she is your best guide to what may or may not work for you. Perhaps your physician may advise one or more of these modalities along with traditional Alzheimer medications? This is not a prescription for your health as only a doctor or qualified health expert will make those decisions with you.
Note: The FDA has not at this time approved turmeric for treating any disease.